Crack and Contact Problems for Viscoelastic Bodies

  • G. A. C. Graham
  • J. R. Walton

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 356)

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About this book


The main emphasis of these Lecture Notes is on constructing solutions to specific viscoelastic boundary value problems; however properties of the equations of viscoelasticity that provide the theoretical underpinnings for constructing such solutions are also covered. Particular attention is paid to the solution of crack and contact problems. This work is of interest in the context of polymer fracture, modelling of material behaviour, rebound testing of polymers and the phenomenon of hysteretic friction.


elasticity fracture friction material polymer testing

Editors and affiliations

  • G. A. C. Graham
    • 1
  • J. R. Walton
    • 2
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Texas A & M UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82686-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2694-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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