Modeling and Simulation of Tribological Problems in Technology

  • Marco Paggi
  • David Hills

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 593)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. David Hills, Hendrik Andresen
    Pages 1-39
  3. J. R. Barber
    Pages 41-93
  4. James P. Ewen, Eduardo Ramos Fernández, Edward R. Smith, Daniele Dini
    Pages 95-130
  5. Marco Paggi, Alberto Bemporad, José Reinoso
    Pages 131-178
  6. Andreas Almqvist, Francesc Pérez-Ràfols
    Pages 229-278
  7. Carmine Putignano, Daniele Dini
    Pages 279-330

About this book


This book conveys, in a self-contained manner, the fundamental concepts for classifying types of contact, the essential mathematical methods for the formulation of contact problems, and the numerical methods required for their solution. In addition to the methodologies, it covers a broad range of applications, including contact problems in mechanical engineering, microelectronics and nanomechanics. All chapters provide both substantial background on the theory and numerical methods, and in-depth treatments of cutting-edge research topics and applications.

The book is primarily intended for doctoral students of applied mathematics, mechanics, engineering and physics with a strong interest in the theoretical modelling, numerical simulation and experimental characterization of contact problems in technology. It will also benefit researchers in the above mentioned and neighbouring fields working in academia or at private research and development centres who are interested in a concise yet comprehensive overview of contact mechanics, from its fundamental mathematical background, to the computational methods and the experimental techniques currently available for the solution of contact problems.


contact mechanics contact between rough surfaces multi-scale methods for contact frictional instabilities hydrodynamic lubrication

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Paggi
    • 1
  • David Hills
    • 2
  1. 1.IMT School for Advanced Studies LuccaLuccaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20376-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20377-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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