3-1 – Contact Mechanics
Michel Raous (Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics - CNRS), Peter Wriggers (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Giorgio Zavarise (Politecnico di Torino)
Although considerable progresses have been achieved in the last decades on Contact Mechanics, many problems are still open. Hence the research field is still growing and diversifies in many directions which include multi-scale approaches, multi-physics models, coupled multi-field problems, contact at nanoscales, contact dynamics, biomechanical contact problems, adhesion and failure processes, friction and wear, rolling contact, etc.
The scope of this mini-symposium is to gather specialists and young researchers of the various fields concerned with contact and interface modeling.
Contributions are welcome, both on modeling, theoretical, computational and experimental aspects as well as industrial applications.