The Signorini Problem and More Nonsmooth BVPs and Their Boundary Integral Formulation

  • Joachim Gwinner
  • Ernst Peter Stephan
Part of the Springer Series in Computational Mathematics book series (SSCM, volume 52)


In this chapter we deal with unilateral and nonsmooth boundary value problems, in particular Signorini problems without and with Tresca friction and nonmontone contact problems from adhesion/delamination in the range of linear elasticity. We show how the boundary integral techniques developed in the previous chapters can be used to transform those problems to boundary variational inequalities. This opens the way to the numerical treatment of these nonlinear problems by the BEM as detailed in Chap.  11.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Gwinner
    • 1
  • Ernst Peter Stephan
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät für Luft- und RaumfahrttechnikUniversität der Bundeswehr MünchenNeubiberg/MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Angewandte MathematikLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany

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