Computational contact mechanics by Peter Wriggers

By Peter Wriggers

Boundary worth difficulties related to touch are vital for commercial purposes in either mechanical and civil engineering, resembling structural foundations, bearings, steel forming strategies, rubber sealings, drilling difficulties, crash research of autos, rolling touch among vehicle tyres and the line, cooling of digital units, and plenty of extra. different purposes are regarding biomechanical engineering layout, the place human joints, implants or enamel are thought of. because of this style, touch difficulties this present day are mixed both with huge elastic or inelastic deformations, together with time-dependent responses. Thermal coupling can also must be thought of, or even balance behaviour needs to be associated with touch, equivalent to wrinkling coming up in steel forming difficulties.

The subject of computational touch is defined extensive right here, supplying varied formulations, algorithms and discretisation ideas for touch difficulties which have been confirmed within the geometrically linear and nonlinear levels. This e-book offers the mandatory continuum mechanics history. distinct geometrical family members had to organize the touch constraints are derived, and constitutive equations stemming from tribology that are legitimate on the touch interface are mentioned intimately, with out going right into a numerical remedy. sturdy and beam touch is taken into account, as is touch of risky structures and thermomechanical touch. The algorithmic facets hide a huge diversity of resolution equipment. also, adaptive discretisation ideas for touch research are provided as a latest device for engineering layout simulations.

This publication:

  • applies to a wide selection of commercial purposes,

  • starts from a valid continuum mechanics history,

  • introduces new discretisation options and algorithms, and

  • includes thermo-mechanical concerns and adaptive tools.
Computational touch Mechanics has been written not just for graduate, Masters and PhD scholars, but additionally for engineers within the motor vehicle, tyre and packaging industries who simulate touch difficulties in sensible functions and want to appreciate the theoretical and algorithmic heritage of touch therapy in smooth finite point structures.

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