Nonlinear contact problems: Simulation of a row of teeth meeting a lip
The ReAct project aims at creating new methodological approaches, which will exploit the power of state of the art methods from nonsmooth minimization, domain decomposition, and optimization for numerical simulations in contact mechanics.
By combining of smooth and nonsmooth minimization and subspace correction techniques, ReAct will exploit a modern approach for the numerical treatment of contact problems. Besides the development of robust and efficient solution methods solution methods for nonlinear and constrained problems, it will narrow the gap between abstract methodological developments and widely applicable numerical software by providing a powerful implementation of the newly developed methods.
The project is supported by Swiss National Science Foundation, grant 200021_132198
Prof. Dr. Rolf Krause; PI; ICS Institute of Computational Science