3-1 - Contact Mechanics
Michel Raous (Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics - CNRS), Peter Wriggers (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Giorgio Zavarise (Università del Salento)
Although considerable progresses have been achieved in the last decades on Contact Mechanics, many problems are still open and the research field is still growing up 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 by contact and interface modeling.
Contributions are welcomed both on modeling, theoretical, computational and experimental aspects and industrial applications.