University Hassan I, FSTS, Department of Mathematics and Informatics Morocco


In this work, we study a unilateral contact problem with non local friction of Coulomb
between a locking material and a rigid foundation. In the first step , we present the mathematical
model for a static process, we establish the variational formulation in the form of a variational
inequality and we prove the existence and uniqueness of the solution. In the second step, using
the penalty method we introduce the penalized problem numerical in the form of variational
equality where we replace the law behavior and the law contact of Sigorini . The we show the
convergence of the continuous penalty solution as the penalty parameter n tends towards infinity.
Then, the analysis of the finite element discretized penalty method is carried out.


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