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Contact Mechanics

In this chapter, the contact problem is formulated under the assumption that at least one of the bodies is deformable. Attention is directed towards the geometric intricacies stemming from the interaction of the bodies, the mathematical description of their relative motions and the complications introduced in the time history solution of actual boundary value problems.


A. Zeiny