Contact Mechanics

  • J.R.┬áBarber

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 250)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  20. Back Matter
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About this book


This book describes the solution of contact problems with an emphasis on idealized (mainly linear) elastic problems that can be treated with elementary analytical methods. General physical and mathematical features of these solutions are highlighted. Topics covered include the contact of rough surfaces and problems involving adhesive (e.g. van der Waals) forces. 

The author is a well-known researcher in the subject with hands-on experience of the topics covered and a reputation for lucid explanations. The target readership for the book includes researchers who encounter contact problems but whose primary focus is not contact mechanics. Coverage is also suitable for a graduate course in contact mechanics and end-of-chapter problems are included.


Contact mechanics Surface roughness Idealized problems Contact problems SMIA Two-Dimensional Frictionless Contact Problems Theory of Elasticity

Authors and affiliations

  • J.R.┬áBarber
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70938-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70939-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7764
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