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Joost J. Kalker (1933-2006): A Life in Rolling Contact

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A. L. Schwab

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

C. M. Kalker-Kalkman

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Paper No. DETC2007-34755, pp. 1867-1869; 3 pages
  • ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5: 6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control, Parts A, B, and C
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 4–7, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4806-X | eISBN: 0-7918-3806-4
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Joost Kalker, famous for his mathematical description of the wheel-rail contact, died on April 24, 2006 of heart failure, at the age of 72. Apart from a heart condition, which he developed earlier in life, he suffered the last ten years from Parkinson’s disease.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME



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