5 - 7 September 2022 | Cape Town, South Africa

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SS24: Frictional Quasistatic Contact Problems in Elasticity

Organizer: Prof. Nicolae Pop, Institute of Solid Mechanics of Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania

Summary: Frictional contact is a complex phenomenon which led to research in mechanical engineering, computational contact mechanics, composite material design, rigid body dynamics and robotics. Modeling and control of robotic operations presents many challenges. Good simulation of these phenomena requires that the dynamics of contact friction be included in the formulation and solving of the equations of motion.

The aim of this special session of SEMC 2022 will be to provide an opportunity for international researchers to share experience and review recent advances in robot systems with friction, such as multi-finger manipulation, stability criterion of the foot contact of legged robots, and haptic control with compensation of dynamic parameters, in order to mitigate and control contact friction-force effects. Shape optimization of the frictional contact problem of the elastodynamic equation will also be an important consideration in this special session. Another goal will be the evaluation of functional cost subject to minimization of normal stress along the contact surface.

Contributions to this special session are invited. Topics of interest will include (but are not limited to): friction laws; stick-slip contact; frictional quasistatic contact; translation and rotational friction; penalisation and regularisation methods; static, kinetic or sliding friction; isotropic and anisotropic friction; optimal control of dynamic mechanic systems with friction; model predictive control.