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General Mechanical

‘Large deflection on’ non-linearity VS ‘frictional/frictionless support or contact’ non-linearity.

    • Rameez_ul_Haq
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      Hello there. We all know that 'large deflection on' effect makes the analysis non-linear, essentially by taking into account the geometric or in other words, element sizes' change and then modifying the stiffness matrix accordingly, on every iteration. The stiffness matrix here is a function of change in the displacements of the nodes itself for every iteration of each substep.nThe frictional and frictionless contact/support also causes the analysis to become non-linear, which means that the stiffness matrix is modified for every iteration of each substep. But my question is that why is frictional/frictionless non-linear? nFor a large displacement/strain, we know that we have to take into account the changes in geometry since the stiffness matrix itself is a function of geometry, but why does the frictional or frictionless contact makes the analysis non-linear? Is there a relation between the stiffness matrix and any aspect originating due to frictional/frictionless contact or support?n
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