Extension of Hertzian theory for bodies with a single coating

Shuangbiao Liu*, Qian Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Hertzian theory is a convenient tool for analyzing counterformal bodies in mechanical contacts. However, it is limited to homogeneous materials. This paper reports the results from recent research that extends the Hertzian contact theory to layered materials. Numerical analyses are conducted to evaluate the accuracy of the formulas of the extended Hertzian theory, and the comparison with numerical solutions indicates that the formulas have sufficient accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContact Mechanics - Friction
Subtitle of host publicationModeling and Experiment
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791837068, 9780791837061
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 STLE/ASME Joint International Tribology Conference - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2003Oct 29 2003

Publication series

NameContact Mechanics - Friction: Modeling and Experiment


Other2003 STLE/ASME Joint International Tribology Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPonte Vedra Beach, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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