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Computational contact and impact mechanics. Fundamentals of modeling interfacial phenomena in nonlinear finite element analysis. (English) Zbl 0996.74003
Berlin: Springer. xvi, 454 p. EUR 79.95 (net); sFr 132.50; £56.00; $ 89.95 (2002).
Publisher’s description: This book comprehensively treats the formulation and finite element approximation of contact and impact problems in nonlinear mechanics. Intended for students, researchers and practitioners interested in numerical solid and structural analysis as well as for engineers and scientists dealing with technologies in which tribological response must be characterized, the book includes an introductory but detailed overview of nonlinear finite element formulations before dealing with contact and impact specifically. Topics encompassed include continuum mechanics, mathematical structures, variational framework and finite element implementations associated with contact/impact interaction. Additionally, important and currently emerging research topics in computational contact mechanics are introduced, encompassing such topics as tribological complexity, conservative treatment of inelastic impact interaction, and novel spatial discretization strategies.

74-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids
74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74M15 Contact in solid mechanics
74M20 Impact in solid mechanics
74M10 Friction in solid mechanics
74A55 Theories of friction (tribology)