Fiches de cours

Advances in Contact Mechanics

ME-623

Lecturer(s) :

Molinari Jean-François

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Next time: Spring 2019

Summary

This is a reading class intended for graduate students interested in learning about the recent and fast developments in the field of contact mechanics and tribology. We will read basic introductory chapters and have in-depth class discussions on recent publications (from nanotriboly to earthquakes).

Content

Rough surfaces

Molecular origins of friction and wear

Multi-asperity models

Friction and fracture

Rate and state friction laws

Stick slip and earthquakes

Each weeks students will be assigned reading that will be discussed in class the following week (format is a reading class, and evaluation is based on active participation)

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Master in Mechanics, Physics or Materials Science

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Oral presentation
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Advances in Contact Mechanics
    • Number of places
      10
    • Lecture
      14 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      28 Hour(s)
    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Oral presentation
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Advances in Contact Mechanics
    • Number of places
      10
    • Lecture
      14 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      28 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German