7R29. Three-Dimensional Contact Problems. Solid Mechanics and its Applications, Vol 93. - VM Alexandrov (Dept of Mech and Math, Moscow State Univ, Moscow, Russia) and DA Pozharskii (Mech and Appl Math Inst, Rostov-on-Don State Univ, Rostov-on-Don, Russia). Kluwer Acad Publ, Dordrecht, Netherlands. 2001. 406 pp. ISBN 0-7923-7165-8. $131.00.

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The calculation of stress and displacement in elastic bodies loaded by contact with one another or against a rigid surface is a difficult problem in applied mechanics. Even for linear material and infinitesimal displacements, the problem is nonlinear when the boundary of the contact region is unknown a priori. This book presents the derivation of analytic solutions for a variety of problems involving isotropic linearly-elastic bodies in frictionless, static contact. Separate chapters are devoted to contact problems for cylinders, wedges, cones, and spheres....

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