Variational Inequalities with Applications

A Study of Antiplane Frictional Contact Problems

by Mircea Sofonea,

This book is motivated by stimulating problems in contact mechanics, emphasizing antiplane frictional contact with linearly elastic and viscoelastic materials.  It focuses on the essentials with respect to the qualitative aspects of several classes of variational inequalities (VIs). Clearly presented, easy to follow, and well-referenced, this work treats almost entirely VIs of the second kind, with much of the material being state-of-the-art.

  • Springer New York; April 2009
  • ISBN 9780387874609
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  • Title: Variational Inequalities with Applications
  • Author: Mircea Sofonea; Andaluzia Matei
  • Imprint: Springer

In The Press

From the reviews:

"The aim of the present outstanding book is to consider a wide set of problems arising in the mathematical modeling of mechanical systems under bilateral constraints. … This volume is primarily addressed to applied mathematicians working in the field of variational inequalities and their applications, especially those concerned with numerical aspects. … the book will also be useful for scientists from application areas, in particular, those from engineering and physics." (Ján Lovíšek, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 j)