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The Boundary Integral Approach to Static and Dynamic Contact Problems

Equality and Inequality Methods

  • Heinz Antes
  • Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 1-42
  3. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 43-63
  4. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 65-84
  5. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 85-90
  6. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 91-117
  7. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 119-145
  8. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 147-163
  9. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 165-175
  10. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 177-192
  11. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 193-208
  12. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 209-221
  13. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 223-246
  14. Heinz Antes, Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    Pages 247-262
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 263-307

About this book

Introduction

The fields of boundary integral equations and of inequality problems, or more gen­ erally, of nonsmooth mechanics, have seen, in a remarkably short time, a considerable development in mathematics and in theoretical and applied mechanics. The engineering sciences have also benefited from these developments in that open problems have been attacked succesfully and entirely new methodologies have been developed. The contact problems of elasticity is a class of problems which has offered many open questions to deal with, both to the research workers working on the theory of boundary integral equations and to those working on the theory of inequality problems. Indeed, the area of static and dynamic contact problems could be considered as the testing workbench of the new developments in both the inequality problems and in the boundary integral equations. This book is a first attempt to formulate and study the boundary integral equations arising in inequality contact problems. The present book is a result of more than two decades of research and teaching activity of the first author on boundary integral equations and, of the second author, on inequality problems, as well as the outgrowth of seminars and courses for a variety of audiences in the Technical University of Aachen, the Aristotle University of Thessa­ loniki, the Universities of Bochum, of Hamburg and Braunschweig, the Pontificia Univ. Catolica in Rio de Janeiro etc.

Keywords

Aristotle Integral equation elasticity growth mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Heinz Antes
    • 1
  • Panagiotis D. Panagiotopoulos
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte MechanikT.U. BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Civil EngineeringAristotle UniversityThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Fakultät für Mathematik und PhysikRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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