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Contact Mechanics and Friction

Physical Principles and Applications

Authors: Popov, Valentin L.

  • The book presents the most important methods and results in the field of tribology and related fields
  • Many applications in different scales from micro to mega and in different fields are shown: contact, adhesion, seals, capillarity, lubrication, friction, and abrasion of elastic, plastic, and visco-elastic bodies
  • The book explores the system dynamic aspects of tribological systems
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About this book

This application-oriented book introduces readers to the associations and relationships between contact mechanics and friction, providing them with a deeper understanding of tribology. It addresses the related phenomena of contacts, adhesion, capillary forces, friction, lubrication, and wear from a consistent point of view. The author presents (1) methods for rough estimates of tribological quantities, (2) simple and general methods for analytical calculations, and (3) the crossover into numerical simulation methods, the goal being to convey a consistent view of tribological processes at various scales of magnitude (from nanotribology to earthquake research).

The book also explores the system dynamic aspects of tribological systems, such as squeal and its suppression, as well as other types of instabilities and spatial patterns. It includes problems and worked-out solutions for the respective chapters, giving readers ample opportunity to apply the theory to practical situations and to deepen their understanding of the material discussed.

The second edition has been extended with a more detailed exposition of elastohydrodynamic lubrication, an updated chapter on numerical simulation methods in contact mechanics, a new section on fretting in the chapter on wear, as well as numerous new exercises and examples, which help to make the book an excellent reference guide. 


About the authors

Prof. Dr. Valentin L. Popov
studied physics and obtained his doctorate from the Moscow State Lomonosow University. He worked at the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science of the Russian Academy of Sciences. After a guest-professorship in the field of theoretical physics at the University of Paderborn, he has headed the department of System Dynamics and Friction Physics in the Institute of Mechanics at the Berlin University of Technology since 2002. His areas of interest, among others, include tribology, nanotribology, tribology at low temperatures, biotribology, the influence of friction through ultrasound, numerical simulation of frictional processes, research regarding earthquakes, as well as themes relating to materials sciences such as the mechanics of elastoplastic media with microstructure, strength of metals and alloys, and shape memory alloys. He is the joint editor of international journals and regularly organizes international conferences and workshops over diverse tribological themes.

Reviews

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2017

“This is a remarkable book, considering the large number of examples involving the principles, analysis, and application of the contact forces and wear at the interface between two different phases … . A variety of example problems, figures, and diagrams are included, as well as a list of problems with each chapter. … is best suited for advanced students and those actively involved in the field of research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.” (R. Darby, Choice, Vol. 55 (3), November, 2017)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 1-7

  • Qualitative Treatment of Contact Problems – Normal Contact without Adhesion

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 9-25

  • Qualitative Treatment of Adhesive Contacts

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 27-42

  • Capillary Forces

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 43-56

  • Rigorous Treatment of Contact Problems – Hertzian Contact

    Popov, Valentin L.

    Pages 57-81

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-53081-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-53080-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-57107-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contact Mechanics and Friction
Book Subtitle
Physical Principles and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-53081-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-53081-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-53080-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-57107-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 391
Number of Illustrations
225 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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