Rolling and Sliding Contact

  • J. R. Barber
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 250)


So far, we have focussed mainly on contact problems in which the bodies are nominally stationary, except for the generally small motions associated with material deformation. However, in tribology, we often have to do with bodies in relative motion. This can be accomplished by sliding or rolling at the interface, or by a combination of the two.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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