Study of Interface Problems Using Finite Element Method
In numerical simulation of engineering problems, it is important to properly simulate the interface between two adjacent parts of the model. In finite element method, there are generally three methods for simulating interface problems: interface element method, surface based contact method and the method by using a thin layer of continuum elements. In this paper, simulation of interface problems is conducted using continuum elements and surface based contact methods. The results from each method are presented and compared with each other.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
L. J. Su et al., "Study of Interface Problems Using Finite Element Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 953-956, 2007