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The JKR-type adhesive contact problems for power-law shaped axisymmetric punches

Borodich, Feodor M. ORCID:, Galanov, Boris A. and Suarez-Alvarez, Maria M. 2014. The JKR-type adhesive contact problems for power-law shaped axisymmetric punches. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 68 , pp. 14-32. 10.1016/j.jmps.2014.03.003

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The JKR (Johnson, Kendall, and Roberts) and Boussinesq–Kendall models describe adhesive frictionless contact between two isotropic elastic spheres, and between a flat-ended axisymmetric punch and an elastic half-space respectively. However, the shapes of contacting solids may be more general than spherical or flat ones. In addition, the derivation of the main formulae of these models is based on the assumption that the material points within the contact region can move along the punch surface without any friction. However, it is more natural to assume that a material point that came to contact with the punch sticks to its surface, i.e. to assume that the non-slipping boundary conditions are valid. It is shown that the frictionless JKR model may be generalized to arbitrary convex, blunt axisymmetric body, in particular to the case of the punch shape being described by monomial (power-law) punches of an arbitrary degree d≥1d≥1. The JKR and Boussinesq–Kendall models are particular cases of the problems for monomial punches, when the degree of the punch d is equal to two or it goes to infinity respectively. The generalized problems for monomial punches are studied under both frictionless and non-slipping (or no-slip) boundary conditions. It is shown that regardless of the boundary conditions, the solution to the problems is reduced to the same dimensionless relations among the actual force, displacements and contact radius. The explicit expressions are derived for the values of the pull-off force and for the corresponding critical contact radius. Connections of the results obtained for problems of nanoindentation in the case of the indenter shape near the tip has some deviation from its nominal shape and the shape function can be approximated by a monomial function of radius, are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: JKR theory; adhesive contact; non-slipping; power-law punches; The Boussinesq–Kendall model.
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s policy at (accessed 23/07/2014)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0022-5096
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 9 March 2014
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 05:56

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