Similarity Approach to Hertz Type Contact Problems

  • Boris A. Galanov
Conference paper
Part of the Iutam Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 10)


The talk is devoted to some similarity approaches to three-dimensional contact problems. It includes: a brief review of results in the area before 1979, the year when the author started to work in this area, discussion of the theoretical basis and ideas of scaling in application to contact mechanics, some author’s results with examples of typical contact problems that sufficiently fully reflect the general nature of this scaling, and some illustrations of the approach by giving examples of its engineering applications, mainly to materials science.


Contact problems scaling in contact mechanics similarity method 


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  • Boris A. Galanov
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  1. 1.Institute for Problems in Materials Science, NAS of UkraineKiev

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