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ACME Algorithms for Contact in a Multiphysics Environment API Version 0.3a

Brown, Kevin H.; Glass, Micheal W.; Gullerud, Arne S.; Heinstein, Martin W.; Jones, Reese E.; Summers, Randall M.

An effort is underway at Sandia National Laboratories to develop a library of algorithms to search for potential interactions between surfaces represented by analytic and discretized topological entities. This effort is also developing algorithms to determine forces due to these interactions for transient dynamics applications. This document describes the Application Programming Interface (API) for the ACME (Algorithms for Contact in a Multiphysics Environment) library.