Selected Research Topics

  • Tribological effects with large deformations
  • 3D friction models (Coulomb, etc.)
  • 3D wear models (Archard, etc.)
  • Variationally consistent formulations
  • Modeling of thermomechanical contacts
  • Elastohydrodynamics (EHD contact)
  • Adhesive contact
  • Multi-scale modeling of surface roughness
  • General nonlinear interface material laws
  • Multihpysics coupling at interfaces
  • and many more...


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Key Publications

  • Seitz, A., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2018): A computational approach for thermo-elasto-plastic frictional contact based on a monolithic formulation employing non-smooth nonlinear complementarity functions, Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, 5:5, DOI (Open Access) doi.png
  • Farah, P., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2017): An implicit finite wear contact formulation based on dual mortar methods, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 111:325-353
  • Seitz, A., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2015): A semi-smooth Newton method for orthotropic plasticity and frictional contact at finite strains, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 285:228-254