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Augmented Lagrangian Method

The Augmented Lagrangian method is used to iterate several times over a single time step, to correct contact forces (augmentation) to get a gap $g$ smaller than a given tolerance (defined by the parameters PRECONNORMALGAP and PRECONTANGENTGAP of the ElementProperties). Contact forces at the iteration $i$ are written :

$$ F = L_i + k_N\,g $$

where $k_N$ is the penalty and $L_i$ the Lagrangian. For the next augmentation, the predicted Lagrangian is

$$ L_{i+1} = L_i + k_N\,g $$

or it is extrapolated. The gap tolerance is defined by the properties of the contact element. This accuracy must be given to activate the method.

Parameters are set by functions associated to metafor.getAugmentedLagrangianManager() :

  alm = metafor.getAugmentedLagrangianManager()
  alm.setMaxNbOfIterations(itma)

where

itma maximal number of augmentations for a given time step (by default equal to 10)

Augmented Lagrangian Algorithm

Augmented Lagrangian Material

Augmented Lagrangian Augmentation Method

Augmented Lagrangian Criterion

doc/user/elements/contact/lag_aug.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/30 15:23 (external edit)