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Numerical techniques for interface problems
Christos G. Panagiotopoulos (Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Heraklion, Crete, Greece)
Interfaces are considered as the intermediate connection of main parts for a variety of structural systems of vast importance in several areas of engineering. A main feature of interfaces is the consideration of contact conditions (e.g., Signorini contact). Furthermore, such interfaces may be accompanied by dissipative phenomena, such as adhesive contact with damage of the interface (debonding, delamination), plasticity of the interfacial material, viscosity, presence of friction, etc. In order to extensively study such behaviour one must seek for solutions utilizing numerical methods.