Fundamentals of contact mechanics and friction


The subjects of contact and friction are introduced here in the context of friction–vibration interactions. The chapter begins with a brief presentation of the fundamentals of contact mechanics and friction phenomena, and continues with an examination of classic formulations and laws of contact and friction. The various steps involved in contact and friction analysis of an engineering system are outlined, and essential definitions and concepts of contact and friction are introduced. There follows a presentation of the detailed contact and friction analysis, which can be used for the analysis of general contact and friction phenomena encountered in dealing with friction–vibration interaction ...

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