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Contact Mechanics in Tribology


Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 1-10
  3. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 11-60
  4. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 61-100
  5. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 101-162
  6. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 163-190
  7. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 191-237
  8. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 239-275
  9. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 277-324
  10. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 325-326
  11. I. G. Goryacheva
    Pages 327-340
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 341-346

About this book


Tribology is the science of friction, lubrication and wear of moving components. Results obtained from tribology are used to reduce energy losses in friction pro­ cesses, to reduce material losses due to wear, and to increase the service life of components. Contact Mechanics plays an important role in Tribology. Contact Mechanics studies the stress and strain states of bodies in contact; it is contact that leads to friction interaction and wear. This book investigates a variety of contact problems: discrete contact of rough surfaces, the effect of imperfect elasticity and mechanical inhomogeneity of contacting bodies, models of friction and wear, changes in contact characteristics during the wear process, etc. The results presented in this book were obtained during my work at the Insti­ tute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The first steps of this research were carried out under the supervision of Professor L. A. Galin who taught me and showed me the beauty of scientific research and solutions. Some of the problems included in the book were investigated together with my col­ leagues Dr. M. N. Dobychin, Dr. O. G. Chekina, Dr. I. A. Soldatenkov, and Dr. E. V. Tor­ skaya from the Laboratory of Friction and Wear (IPM RAS) and Prof. F. Sadeghi from Purdue University (West Lafayette, USA). I would like to express my thanks to them. I am very grateful to Professor G. M. L.


fracture mechanics linear optimization machines mechanics reliability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Problems in MechanicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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