A Theory of Friction

  • A. Curnier
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 288)


A rather general theory of friction, inspired from the classical theory of plasticity is proposed. It includes the contact impenetrability condition as a by-product.


Slip Rate Equivalent Plastic Strain Flow Rule Plastic Softening Friction Criterion 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Curnier
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique AppliquéeEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneFrance

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