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Contact Mechanics

Longqiu Li, Harbin Institute of Technology

Hamed Ghaednia, Auburn University

Mircea Teodorescu, UC Santa Cruz

Melih Eriten, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bart Raeymaekers, University of Utah

Itzhak Green,Georgia Institute of Technology

Rob Jackson, Auburn University (334)844-3340

(Mechanics of Solids and Structures)

Contact mechanics has a base in the traditional field of tribology and encompasses continuum and non-continuum theories for interacting bodies in contact. The goal is often to formulate physical and mathematical descriptions of contact in the nano-, micro- and macro-scale,. The principles of contact mechanics have been widely used in areas such as in biological contacts, industrial bearings, braking systems, mechanical linkages, metal forming, electrical contacts, combustion engines, and in emerging areas such as MEMS, and nanotechnology, among others.

The objective of this symposium is to attract speakers from all over the world to discuss the latest theoretical, computational and experimental developments in the field of contact mechanics and tribology. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: the various influences of external load, sliding speed, surface geometry, surface topography, material properties (especially, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties) on the development of surface and subsurface deformation, normal and frictional stresses, electrical current and heat conduction, wear and other surface damage, from both experimental and theoretical perspectives.

This session is organized by the Contact Mechanics Technical Committee of the Tribology Division of ASME.

The ASME Tribology Division has initiated a new scholarship program ($500/award) to encourage students to attend this symposium. Details can be found here

Note that abstracts in the field of Nanoindentation should submit papers to the symposium entitled "Nanoindentation and Related Materials Phenomena." If appropriate, there may be joint sessions between the two symposia.


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