On (Non-)Existence and (Non-)Uniqueness of Solutions in Frictional Contact Problems

  • Anders Klarbring
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 72)


Questions related to existence and uniqueness of solutions to problems involving Coulomb friction have been discussed in three branches of mechanics: (i) rigid body dynamics; (ii) discrete (e.g. finite element discretized) quasi-static structural mechanics; and (iii) linear elasticity. The written part of this lecture is concerned with a linear elastic dynamic model that includes (ii) and which makes it possible to discuss findings from (i). In the oral part of the lecture results from (iii) will be reviewed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Klarbring
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  1. 1.Division of Mechanics Department of Mechanical EngineeringLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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