Contact Mechanics

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 28, 1987 - Science - 452 pages
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This treatise is concerned with the stresses and deformation of solid bodies in contact with each other, along curved surfaces which touch initially at a point or along a line. Examples are a railway wheel and rail, or a pair of gear wheel teeth. Professor Johnson first reviews the development of the theory of contact stresses since the problem was originally addressed by H. Hertz in 1882. Next he discusses the influence of friction and the topographical roughness of surfaces, and this is incorporated into the theory of contact mechanics. An important feature is the treatment of bodies which deform plastically or viscoelastically. In addition to stationary contact, an appreciable section of the book is concerned with bodies which are in sliding or rolling contact, or which collide.
  

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This classic work is indispensable for anyone developing quantitatively accurate models of compliant contact for use in scientific simulation.

Contents

Motion and forces at a point of contact
1
Line loading of an elastic halfspace
11
Point loading of an elastic halfspace
45
NonHertzian normal contact of elastic bodies
107
Normal contact of inelastic solids
153
Tangential loading and sliding contact
202
Rolling contact of elastic bodies
242
Calendering and lubrication
312
Dynamic effects and impact
340
Thermoelastic contact
374
Cauchy Principal Values of some useful integrals
424
Linear creep coefficients
431
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