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Contact and Fracture Mechanics


This book contains two sections: Chapters 1-7 deal with contact mechanics, and Chapters 8-13 deal with fracture mechanics. The different contributions of this book will cover the various advanced topics of research. It provides some needed background with respect to contact mechanics, fracture mechanics and the use of finite element methods in both. All the covered chapters of this book are of a theoretical and applied nature, suitable for the researchers of engineering, physics, applied mathematics and mechanics with an interest in computer simulation of contact and fracture problems.

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Contact and Fracture MechanicsEdited by Pranav H. Darji

Published: May 30th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68756

ISBN: 978-1-78923-159-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-158-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-353-6

Copyright year: 2018

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6954 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Contact Mechanics of Rough Surfaces in Hermetic Sealing Studies

By Peter Ogar, Sergey Belokobylsky and Denis Gorokhov


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2. Experimental Studies of Nanometer-Scaled Single-Asperity Contacts with Metal Surfaces

By Arnaud Caron


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3. Deformation Regimes for Sphere-Plane Contact: Revisiting Tabor’s Criteria for Differential Hardness

By Giuseppe Pintaude


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4. Adaptive Mesh Refinement Strategy for the Semi-Analytical Solution of Frictionless Elastic Contact Problems

By Victor Roda-Casanova and Francisco Sanchez-Marin


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5. Improving Contact Load-Bearing Resistance of Ultrafine- Grained Materials Through Multilayering and Grading

By Dengke Yang, Jiangting Wang, Huimin Yang and Peter Hodgson


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6. Modeling Friction for Turbomachinery Applications: Tuning Techniques and Adequacy Assessment of Heuristic Contact Models

By Chiara Gastaldi


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7. Single-Curvature Sandwich Panels with Aluminum Foam Cores under Impulsive Loading

By Lin Jing, Zhihua Wang and Longmao Zhao


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8. Fracture Toughness Determination with the Use of Miniaturized Specimens

By Jan Dzugan, Pavel Konopik and Martin Rund


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9. Fatigue Fracture of Functionally Graded Materials Under Elastic-Plastic Loading Conditions Using Extended Finite Element Method

By Somnath Bhattacharya, Kamal Sharma and Vaibhav Sonkar


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10. Fretting: Review on the Numerical Simulation and Modeling of Wear, Fatigue and Fracture

By Iñigo Llavori, Jon Ander Esnaola, Alaitz Zabala, Miren Larrañaga and Xabier Gomez


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11. Determination of Fracture Toughness Characteristics of Small- Size Chevron-Notched Specimens

By Yevgeny Deryugin


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12. Numerical Analysis Methods of Structural Fatigue and Fracture Problems

By Qiu Zhiping, Zhang Zesheng and Wang Lei


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13. Accelerated Fatigue Test in Mechanical Components

By Moises Jimenez


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