Influence of the Structural Elements and Material Gradients on the Interaction of Contact Pairs
Mohsen Jafarpour, Stanislav N. Gorb, and Hamed Rajabi
What are the crucial parameters in the contact of different parts?
In this project we aim to (I) study the strategies used for interlocking, joining, or interacting of surfaces with different properties, (II) investigate the influence of material distribution and geometrical parameters on the behavior of contact surfaces, and (III) use the obtained knowledge to design and fabricate bioinspired joints. We use finite element simulation, 3D printing, and mechanical testing in order to achieve our goals.