Axisymmetric Contact Problems

  • J. R. BarberEmail author
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 250)


If the gap function \(g_0(r)\) is axisymmetric, and if contact is assumed to occur only within a circle of some radius a, the problem of Eqs. ( 4.8)–( 4.11) is reduced to the search for an axisymmetric harmonic function \(\varphi (r, z)\) in cylindrical polar coordinates \((r,\theta , z)\).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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