Short note: Method of Dimensionality Reduction for compressible viscoelastic media. I. Frictionless normal contact of a Kelvin-Voigt solid

E. Willert, V. L. Popov

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Based on the Method of Functional Equations by Lee and Radok we present the application of the Method of Dimensionality Reduction to frictionless axisymmetric normal contacts with a compressible Kelvin-Voigt material. Both the contact between a rigid indenter and a viscoelastic medium and contacts between two viscoelastic bodies are studied. All mapping rules are given, strictly proven and illustrated by examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-311
Number of pages6
JournalZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018



  • compressibility
  • Kelvin-Voigt model
  • Method of Dimensionality Reduction
  • rheology
  • Viscoelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Applied Mathematics

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