German-Russian Workshop

Contact Mechanics and Friction

Technical University Berlin

05. - 08. October 2009


V.L. Popov

Opening & Organisation

Technical University Berlin, Germany


K. Knothe

"History of engineering contact mechanics"

Technical University Berlin, Germany



E. Meyer

"Mechanisms of atomic friction and wear"

University of Basel, Switzerland

M. Urbakh

"Modeling friction:

from the nano- to macro-scales"

Tel Aviv University, Israel



H. Sturm

"Modulated lateral force microscopy:

An AFM tool for analysis and modification of polymer surfaces"

Federal institute for materials research and testing, Berlin, Germany

G.-P. Ostermeyer

"Self organization and self synchronization in frictional contact"

Technical University Braunschweig, Germany


J. Wallaschek

"Friction induced vibrations"

Hannover University, Germany

B.N.J. Persson

"Contact mechanics and applications"

Research Center Juelich, Germany





on the occasion of Valentin Popov's 50th birthday




M. Müser

"Multi-scale modeling of tribological phenomena"

University of Saarland, Germany



P. Moldenhauer, M. Kröger

"Dynamics of rolling tyre tread blocks with frictional contact and wear"

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany


O. Dudko

"Theory of single-molecule force spectroscopy"

University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.

M. Scherge, M. Dienwiebel, S. Korres

"Contact mechanics of flowing surfaces"

Fraunhofer IWM, Karlsruhe,

University of Karlsruhe, Germany


V.L. Popov

"A rapid calculation of contact problems and friction between rough surfaces:

Method of reduction of dimensionality"

Technical University Berlin, Germany


A.E. Filippov, V.L. Popov

"Numerical calculation of contact area, contact length and fricition with the method of reduction of dimensionality"

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Donetsk, Ukraine



A. Dimaki

"Simulation of rubber friction in the frame of the method of reduction of dimensionality"

Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia


A.I. Dmitriev, M. Schargott, V.L. Popov

"MCA modeling of processes of mass transfer and surface topography development in a micro-contact"

Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia


F. Folz

"Aspects to wear in sliding contact mechanics in three body systems - Advanced novel sliding-systems with several geometries on base of Hadfield-materials"

Püttlingen, Germany

V.A. Romanova, R.R. Balokhonov

"Mesomechanical analysis of coupled 

surface and interface effects in 

polycrystalline and coated materials"
Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia

R.R. Balokhonov, V.A. Romanova

"On the optimal coating thicknesses associated with surface and interface roughness. Hierarchical numerical simulation"

Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia

I.J. Zvonkina, A.K. Schlarb

"Contact temperature and wear rate of 

CNT-epoxy composites in a dry sliding wear

University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

S. Gorb, M.-C. Klein

"Frictional properties of the snake skin"

University of Kiel, Germany

M. Schargott

"Adhesion and mechanics of biomimetic

patterned surfaces"
Technical University Berlin, Germany

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