Computational Contact Mechanics deals with problems related to contact problems in the area of classical mechanics using computational means (like finite or boundary element methods). With increase in computational power, significant progress has been made towards robust numerical solutions to complicated contact problems. Owing to the complex nonlinear nature of contact,theoretical solutions are restricted to simple scenarios like Hertzian contact etc.
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Educational level: this is a tertiary (university) resource.
Subject classification: this is an engineering resource.
Level: Senior year undergraduate and graduate students
Content summary[edit]
This is an introductory course on basics of computational contact mechanics and addresses problems of contact between two or more solid bodies. Nonlinearities can be caused by changes in geometry or be due to nonlinear material behavior. Both types of nonlinearities are covered in this course.
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This learning project aims to.
provide the mathematical foundations for formulation of contact problems using the finite element method
expose students to some of the recent trends and research areas in contact mechanics
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Syllabus and Learning Materials
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Mathematical Preliminaries
Assignments, tests and quizzes
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R. Pohrt and Q. Li, Complete boundary element formulation for normal and tangential contact problems, Phys Mesomech (2014) 17: 334. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1029959914040109
Popov, V.L., Pohrt, R. & Li, Q. Strength of adhesive contacts: Influence of contact geometry and material gradients, Friction (2017) 5: 308. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40544-017-0177-3