Finite Element Simulation of Dense Wire Packings


A finite element program is presented to simulate the process of packing and coiling elastic wires in twoand three-dimensional confining cavities. The wire is represented by third order beam elements and embedded into a corotational formulation to capture the geometric nonlinearity resulting from large rotations and deformations. The hyperbolic equations of… (More)


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@inproceedings{Vettera2012FiniteES, title={Finite Element Simulation of Dense Wire Packings}, author={R. Vettera and Falk K. Wittel and Norbert Stoop and Hans J. Herrmann}, year={2012} }