Citation of CONTACT:

If you use CONTACT in your researches, we appreciate it when you cite our User guide or one of our recent publications like [Vollebregt2011a] or [Vollebregt2014c].

Overview, introduction:

  • An introduction to frictional contact mechanics and comparison of CONTACT with various more approximate contact theories is presented in

    [Vollebregt2011a]. E.A.H. Vollebregt, S.D. Iwnicki, G. Xie and P. Shackleton. Assessing the accuracy of different simplified frictional rolling contact algorithms. Vehicle System Dynamics, volume 50, number 1, pages 1-17, 2012.

  • A nice introduction to the internal workings of the model is given in

    [Kalker2000]. J.J. Kalker. Rolling Contact Phenomena - Linear Elasticity, in: Bo Jacobson and J.J. Kalker, editors, Rolling Contact Phenomena, CISM courses and lectures no 411, pages 1-87, 2000.

    This book contains an introduction to other aspects of contact mechanics as well, such as finite element methods, plastic deformation, wear, corrugation, tyres, noise and lubrication. These topics were presented in an advanced course on contact mechanics held in Udine, Italy in 1999.

  • Kalker's book gives a comprehensive mathematical formulation of the frictional contact problem, an overview of solution approaches, and a detailed description of the variational approach.

    [Kalker1990]. J.J. Kalker. Three-Dimensional Elastic Bodies in Rolling Contact. Solid Mechanics and its Applications. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990.

Original publications on the theories:

Recent extensions:

More publications related to the CONTACT program are listed in the User guide. A comprehensive list of publications by Prof. Kalker is given here.