By Alexander S. Kravchuk,Pekka J. Neittaanmäki

The crucial objective of this booklet is to contemplate a large set of difficulties bobbing up within the mathematical modeling of mechanical structures below unilateral constraints. In those investigations elastic and non-elastic deformations, friction and adhesion phenomena are taken into consideration. all of the important mathematical instruments are given: neighborhood boundary price challenge formulations, development of variational equations and inequalities and their transition to minimization difficulties, lifestyles and strong point theorems, and variational differences (Friedrichs and Young-Fenchel-Moreau) to twin and saddle-point seek problems.

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