Elastic behaviour of coated rough surfaces

J. I. McCool

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Using approximating functions for the correction factors and the Greenwood-Williamson microcontact model, a simulation scheme is outlined for determining the total microcontact load and area for coated surfaces. Results are obtained using representative surface characteristics and four values of the ratio of the elastic modulus of the coating to the elastic modulus of the substrate. The values of these ratios are E1/E2 = 1/10, 1/3, 3 and 10, and span the range from very soft to very hard coatings. (from authors' abstract)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherAmsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V
ISBN (Print)0444886761, 9780444886767
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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