Contact Constraints and Constitutive Equations for Contact Tractions

  • Alexander Konyukhov
  • Karl Schweizerhof
Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 67)


It is required to define the contact conditions including both geometrical conditions such as non-penetration and sticking, and constitutive relations for contact forces and stresses. With regards to the introduced coordinate system and kinematics the contact tractions are naturally split into normal and tangential components. If for the normal components non-penetration conditions can be formulated then for tangential components the constitutive relations are required.


Load Step Contact Constraint Maximum Dissipation Trial Force Contact Traction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institut für MechanikKarlsruher Institut für TechnologieKarlsruheDeutschland

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