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Contact Mechanics


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Preface; 1. Motion and forces at a point of contact; 2. Line loading of an elastic half-space; 3. Point loading of an elastic half-space; 4. Normal contact of elastic solids - Hertz theory; 5. Non-Herzian normal contact of elastic bodies; 6. Normal contact of inelastic solids; 7. Tangential loading and sliding contact; 8. Rolling contact of elastic bodies; 9. Rolling contact of inelastic bodies; 10. Calendering and lubrication; 11. Dynamic effects and impact; 12. Thermoelastic contact; 13. Rough surfaces; Appendices; References and author index; Subject index.

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This treatise is concerned with the stresses and deformation of solid bodies in contact with each other.


'There is no doubt that this text will be an enduring and definitive volume on contact mechanics ... The book is a unique introduction to the subject and its many carefully selected references provide the basis for a continuing education.' B. J. Briscoe, Tribology International 'This is the first comprehensive book of its kind and it can be commended both to undergraduates with a particular interest in contact mechanics and to post-graduate workers whose special interests lie in the field of frictional contact, surface deformation and wear.' J. Gittus, International Journal of Structural Mechanics and Materials Science

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