Isogeometric analysis and hierarchical refinement for multi-field contact problems
The present work deals with multi-field contact problems in the context of IGA. In particular, a thermomechanical as well as a fracture mechanical system is considered, where novel formulations are introduced for both. The corresponding discrete contact formulations are based on a variationally consistent mortar approach adapted for NURBS discretized and hierarchical refined surfaces. Finally, the capabilities of the proposed framework are demonstrated within numerous numerical examples.