Tribology Letters (2018) 66:73 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-018-1028-8 BOOK RE VIE W Springer International Publishing, Basel, 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-70938-3, e-ISBN 978-3-319-70- 939-0, doi 10.1007/978-3-319-70-939-0$4 1 1 Valentin L. Popov · Emanuel Willert Received: 3 May 2018 / Accepted: 7 May 2018 / Published online: 10 May 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 During the 33 years since Kenneth Johnson published contact problem, which leads to a very compact, fundamen- his classical monograph on contact mechanics, much has tal, simple, complete, and at the same time application-ori- changed in this discipline, leaving tribologists around the ented presentation. He provides not only solutions but also a world in need of a new standard text of comparable cali- practical guide for “solution strategy”, as well as details for bre. Finally, this new standard is now available with James practical applications. His presentation includes a qualitative Barber’s “Contact Mechanics”. It is less of a complete com- discussion of the interior stresses and explicit solutions for pendium of contact mechanics—which would be impossi- the stress components near the surface. For asymptotic cases ble, since the field has expanded greatly—but it nonetheless (such as highly elliptical contacts) and questions of plastic manages to systematically present all
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