On the Contact Problem in Elastostatics

  • J. J. Kalker
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 288)


Some aspects of the contact between elastic bodies are presented. Starting with the formulation of the contact problem we proceed to give algorithms for contact formation and frictional contact, with emphasis on rolling, which is the most general form of contact with friction. Numerical results are shown, and a comparison with experiments is made.


Contact Area Contact Problem Elastic Body Pure Spin Contact Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Kalker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and InformaticsDelft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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