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IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Problems in Multibody System Contacts

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Stuttgart, Germany, February 20–23, 2006

  • Peter Eberhard
Conference proceedings

Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Saeed Ebrahimi, Peter Eberhard
    Pages 23-32
  3. Michael Möller, Christoph Glocker
    Pages 45-54
  4. Rimantas Kačianauskas, Robertas Balevičius, Darius Markauskas, Algirdas Maknickas
    Pages 65-74
  5. Rainer Keppler, Wolfgang Seemann
    Pages 75-84
  6. Erno Keskinen, Veli-Tapani Kuokkala, Taina Vuoristo, Matti Martikainen
    Pages 85-94
  7. Sirpa Launis, Erno Keskinen, Claude Bohatier, Frédéric Dubois
    Pages 111-121
  8. Caishan Liu, Zhen Zhen, Bin Chen
    Pages 123-133

About these proceedings


The investigations of multiscale problems in multibody system contacts is a most interesting and timely topic which is the subject of intensive research for more than a decade. Many questions have already been answered and the mechanically sound description and simulation is increasingly being applied to practical engineering problems. The IUTAM Symposium on ”Multiscale Problems in Multibody System Contacts” in Stuttgart, Germany which was held February 20-23, 2006 facilitated discussions between researchers active in the ?eld and enabled us to review the current state of the subject, and to identify the important topics which require further e?ort. Multiscale problems occur very naturally in contact mechanics. Typically thecontactforcesandstressesareveryhighandthey aretransmittedwithina veryshortperiodoftime.This leadstoquestions,e.g.howtheslowrigidbody motion and the fast motion changes can be considered simultaneously or how interface e?ects couple with wave propagation and the large-scale motion. The purpose of the symposium was to provide a basis for discussion and exchange of new concepts and ideas between scientists from all over Europe and the world. Emphasis was placed also on sharing algorithms and concepts with young researchers who only recently entered the ?eld of mechanical c- tacts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Eberhard
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StuttgartGermany

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