From the reviews:
"This monograph is devoted to methods of analysis and models of contacting systems dynamics, including heat generation and wears exhibited by such systems. … The monograph is generally well written and well organized. Strength of the book is the quantity and variety of example nonlinear system considered. This book is accessible to readers with a fundamental knowledge of ordinary and partial differential equations and linear theory of thermoelasticity. The book can be highly recommended for experts in the theory of elasticity." (Igor Andrianov, Zentrablatt MATH, Vol. 1153, 2009)
This work is devoted to an intensive study in contact mechanics, treating the nonsmooth dynamics of contacting bodies. Mathematical modeling is illustrated and discussed in numerous examples of engineering objects working in different kinematic and dynamic environments. Topics covered in five self-contained chapters examine non-steady dynamic phenomena which are determined by key factors: i.e., heat conduction, thermal stresses, and the amount of wearing. New to this monograph is the importance of the inertia factor, which is considered on par with thermal stresses.
The book is an engaging accessible practical reference for engineers (civil, mechanical, industrial) and researchers in theoretical and applied mechanics, applied mathematics, physicists, and graduate students.
About the Author
Dr. Jan Awrejcewicz is the Chairperson for Science of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Lodz, Poland. He has authored or coauthored over 410 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings, 28 monographs, 2 textbooks, 2 edited volumes, 9 conferences proceedings, 8 journal special issues, and 145 other books, commentaries, or unpublished reports. He has also delivered 80 lectures during international conferences and gave 32 invited seminars at renowned universities worldwide. He is a contributer to 45 different journals and to 100 conferences. His papers and research cover various disciplines of mechanics, biomechanics, mathematics, physics and computer oriented sciences. He has authored and coauthered several books previously published by Springer.
Dr. Yuriy Pyryev is an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland. He is a member of the Committee of Fracture Mechanics of Ukraine, and a member of the Dynamical System of the Committee of Mechanics of PAS. He has authored or coauthored 4 monographs, 60 journal papers and chapters in books, 29 proceedings from international or national conferences, and 31 brief communications and reports. His research includes coupled thermodynamics, nonlinear contact problems, and nonlinear mechanics.