514New trends in Contact Mechanics


27 March 2012 – 31 March 2012


Cargese, Corsica, France


Dr. Michel Raous
Directeur de Recherche CNRS
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique
31, chemin Joseph Aiguier
13402 Marseille Cedex 20, France

phone : +33 4 91 16 40 53
fax : + 33 4 91 16 44 81
email : raous@lma.cnrs-mrs.fr


Prof. Peter Wriggers
Institut für Kontinuumsmechanik
Leibniz Universität Hannover 
Appelstr 11
D 30167 Hannover, Germany

phone : + 49 511 762 2220
email : wriggers@ikm.uni-hannover.de

Although considerable progress was achieved in the last fifteen years on Contact Mechanics, many problems are still open on contact and interface modeling, both on the theoretical and engineering aspects.
They concern especially contact dynamics, stability, multilevel approaches, existence and (non) uniqueness of solutions, damage in the interfaces and efficient and robust numerical methods for large scale contact problems.
The scope of this Colloquium is to gather specialists of these various fields in order to reinforce the interchanges between the communities on these different topics and to stress the complementarity of the contributions for mutual progress on contact modelling.