Rough contact between elastically and geometrically identical curved bodies

M. D. Bryant, L. M. Keer

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Surface and subsurface stresses and displacements are obtained when two geometrically and elastically identical rough bodies are pressed together by normal and tangential loads. The theories of Cattaneo and Mindlin, who introduce zones of slip and stick within an elliptical contact area, are used. Von Mises yield criterion and maximum principle tensile stresses are used as failure criteria to assess potential failure due to shear or brittle fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-352
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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