Contact Mechanics and Friction

Physical Principles and Applications

Authors: Popov, Valentin

  • Presents the most important methods and results in the field of tribology and related fields
  • Shows many applications in different scales from micro to mega and in different fields: contact, adhesion, seals, capillarity, lubrication, friction, and abrasion of elastic, plastic and visco-elastic bodies
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This application-oriented book introduces the associations between contact mechanics and friction and with it offers a deeper understanding of tribology. It deals with the associated phenomena of contact, adhesion, capillary forces, friction, lubrication, and wear from one consistent viewpoint. The author goes into (1) methods of rough estimation of tribological quantities, (2) methods for analytical calculations which attempt to minimize the necessary complexity, (3) the crossover into numerical simulation methods. With these methods the author conveys a consistent view of tribological processes in various scales of magnitude (from nanotribology to earthquake research).

Also, system dynamic aspects of tribological systems, such as squeal and its suppression as well as other types of instabilities and spatial patterns are investigated.

This book contains problems and worked solutions for individual chapters in which the reader can apply the theory to practical situations and deepen the understanding of the material.

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From the reviews:

“Popov puts a reader equipped with good intuition into a position to tackle quite a few tribological problems in a semi-quantitative fashion. … The book is organized extremely well … . The large number of solved problems at the end of each chapter is a definite advantage of the book. … great benefit to those who teach tribology. … Meaningful references are provided for those who want to refine the material as a teacher or to indulge in tribological research.” (Martin Müser, Tribology Letters, July, 2010)

"This book is clearly written, excellently illustrated, and therefore, can be used also by scientists specializing in biological surface science, biomechanics, experimental biology, and biomimetics. These scientists will find concise and precise models that aid quantitative description of surface phenomena in biology. The chapters of the book illustrate a few examples of contact problems in biology and give numerous examples of applications in contact mechanics to these kinds of problems (p. 25, p. 39, p. 48, etc.). Anyone who is doing research on biological contact problems or those who are particularly interested in the friction/adhesion phenomena in biology will find this book an excellent reference for its quantitative approach to these types of problems. Since the book provides worked solutions at the end of each individual chapter, it might serve as a very good extension to biomechanics courses."

References (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.7

“In twenty chapters the author investigates the most important aspects of contact mechanics, including adhesion and capillarity, the theory of friction on a macroscale … . This book also offers an overview of methods of numerical simulation for contact mechanics and friction. … Many special cases are presented alongside the general formulations with this goal in mind. These cases are presented as exercises in the corresponding chapters. The solutions are provided for every exercise, along with a short explanation and results.” (Nicolae Pop, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1193, 2010)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 1-7

  • Qualitative Treatment of Contact Problems – Normal Contact without Adhesion

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 9-23

  • Qualitative Treatment of Adhesive Contacts

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 25-40

  • Capillary Forces

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 41-54

  • Rigorous Treatment of Contact Problems – Hertzian Contact

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 55-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contact Mechanics and Friction
Book Subtitle
Physical Principles and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-10803-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-10803-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 362
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