Computational Contact Mechanics deals with problems related to contact problems in the area of classical mechanics using computational means (like finite or boundary element methods). With increase in computational power, significant progress has been made towards robust numerical solutions to complicated contact problems. Owing to the complex nonlinear nature of contact,theoretical solutions are restricted to simple scenarios like Hertzian contact etc.
This is an introductory course on basics of computational contact mechanics and addresses problems of contact between two or more solid bodies. Nonlinearities can be caused by changes in geometry or be due to nonlinear material behavior. Both types of nonlinearities are covered in this course.