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Contact Mechanics - K. L. Johnson

Paperback Published: 2nd November 1987
ISBN: 9780521347969
Number Of Pages: 468

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This book describes the stresses and deformations of solid bodies in contact with each other, along curved surfaces that touch initially at a point of contact or along a line. Examples are a railroad track and the wheels running on it, or a pair of meshed gear teeth. The book commences with the development of the theory since the problem was first described in 1882. There is also a discussion of the influence of friction and the topographical roughness of surfaces. An important feature of the book is the treatment of plastic and viscoelastic bodies, and an appreciable section of the book discusses bodies in sliding or rolling contact. The mathematical treatment assumes that users of the book are graduates in engineering; it is a book written by a distinguished engineer for other professionals and their graduate students.

'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

Motion and forces at a point of contact
Line loading of an elastic half-space
Point loading of an elastic half-space
Normal contact of elastic solids - Hertz theory
Non-Herzian normal contact of elastic bodies
Normal contact of inelastic solids
Tangential loading and sliding contact
Rolling contact of elastic bodies
Rolling contact of inelastic bodies
Calendering and lubrication
Dynamic effects and impact
Thermoelastic contact
Rough surfaces
References and author index
Subject index.
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ISBN: 9780521347969
ISBN-10: 0521347963
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 2nd November 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.71