Adhesion between elastic cylinders based on the double-Hertz model

Fan Jin, Wei Zhang, Sulin Zhang, Xu Guo

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A cohesive zone model for two-dimensional adhesive contact between elastic cylinders is developed by extending the double-Hertz model of Greenwood and Johnson (1998). In this model, the adhesive force within the cohesive zone is described by the difference between two Hertzian pressure distributions of different contact widths. Closed-form analytical solutions are obtained for the interfacial traction, deformation field and the equilibrium relation among applied load, contact half-width and the size of cohesive zone. Based on these results, a complete transition between the JKR and the Hertz type contact models is captured by defining a dimensionless transition parameter μ, which governs the range of applicability of different models. The proposed model and the corresponding analytical results can serve as an alternative cohesive zone solution to the two-dimensional adhesive cylindrical contact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2706-2712
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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