Our course on "Contact Mechanics with the CONTACT Software" was held for the first time in October 2010. It was highly appreciated by the participants. Many of them rated it as "very good" or even "excellent".
|An interesting and useful course!||Good balance and timing of theory versus practice.|
A second version of the course was organised in January 2012. This version was expanded from two to three days in order to make the theory easier to follow for PhD students, while at the same time serving more experienced users too.
The aims of the course are:
- To provide a general background in contact mechanics, i.e. describe the main physical phenomena;
- To present the mathematical model employed in CONTACT, the assumptions and equations used: what the model is, how it works, and what it can and cannot do;
- To provide practice and experience in the use of the software: create your own input-files, and explore the output results.
The larger part of the course is devoted to the physical phenomena
(rolling and sliding, creepage, friction, wear and RCF) and to CONTACT
theory: contact formation, geometry and kinematics, connection to multi-body
simulation, the contact conditions, etc. Further, a significant amount
of time is assigned for practical work using CONTACT and Matlab.
|It was fortunately much more general than I expected||Thank you very much for the great course!|
The course is organised by VORtech BV together with Delft University of Technology. The duration is three days. The lecturers are Dr. Edwin Vollebregt and Dr. Zili Li. For more information see the programme of the 2nd course.
If you are interested in one of these courses, please fill in the form below. As soon as a minimum of persons is reached we'll fix a date and start the actual preparations for the course.