An algorithm for solving nonsmooth variational inequalities arising in frictional quasistatic contact problems

Nicolae Pop

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The aim of this paper is to give an algorithm for nonsmooth minimization using the generalized Jacobians with applications in contact problems. Some definitions, results and algorithms from non-smooth analysis are presented which lead to some sufficient conditions such that the nonlinear and nondifferentiable system obtained in modeling the contact problems with friction, have one solution which is obtained by bundle methods.

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