Simulation of Frictional Sliding Under Impact Shear Loading Conference Paper uri icon


  • Results from recent and ongoing investigations of frictional sliding under dynamic loading conditions are discussed. The configuration analyzed consists of two identical elastic plates with an interface characterized by a rate- and state-dependent frictional law. The calculations are carried out within a framework where two constitutive relations are used: a volumetric constitutive relation between stress and strain and a surface constitutive relation that characterizes the frictional behavior of the interface. The simulations discussed predict a variety of sliding modes including a crack-like mode and several pulse-like modes as well as circumstances where the sliding tip speed can exceed the longitudinal wave speed.

name of conference

  • ASME/STLE 2004 International Joint Tribology Conference

published proceedings

  • ASME/STLE 2004 International Joint Tribology Conference, Parts A and B

author list (cited authors)

  • Coker, D., Needleman, A., Lykotrafitis, G., & Rosakis, A. J

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Coker, Demir||Needleman, Alan||Lykotrafitis, George||Rosakis, Ares J

publication date

  • January 2004