Dynamical Contact Problems with Friction

Models, Methods, Experiments and Applications

  • Walter Sextro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pages 1-15
  3. Pages 31-79
  4. Pages 131-167
  5. Pages 169-171
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-188

About this book


The aim of this book is to describe an efficient procedure to model dynamical contact problems with friction. This procedure is applied to different practical problems and verified by experiments.

Friction contacts are used to transmit forces or to dissipate energy. Examples for dynamical engineering systems with friction are brakes, machine tools, motors, turbines, bearings or wheel-rail systems. A better understanding of friction phenomena result in improvements like the reduction of noise and maintenance costs, increased life time of machines and improved energy efficiency. Dependent on the features of the dynamic system with friction contacts, different contact models and solution methods like multi-scaling methods are developed and applied.


Contact Problems Damping Elastic Bodies Friction Motor Point Contact Rolling Contact Turbine model

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Sextro
    • 1
  1. 1.Graz University of TechnologyInstitute of MechanicsAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69535-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45317-8
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