Unilateral Contacts in Machine Dynamics

  • W. Schiehlen
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 72)


Machine dynamics offers a great variety of contact problems ranging from impacts to gliding and rolling. Typical examples are cam follower and cam roller devices as well as all kinds of gears. There are numerous papers in the literature devoted to one or the other machine design with contact. Three recent papers will be mentioned with quite different techniques.


Contact Force Multibody System Joint Clearance Unilateral Constraint Unilateral Contact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Schiehlen
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  1. 1.Institute B of MechanicsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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