Effect of asperity interactions on rough surface elastic contact behavior: Hard film on soft substrate Academic Article uri icon


  • An improved elastic micro-contact model of rough surfaces accounting for asperity interactions is proposed. The contact behavior of a single asperity system is composed of a stiffer hemi-spherical asperity deformation and bellowing softer substrate deformation, which is then extended to rough surface contact including asperity interactions. Using the solution of substrate deformation, normal positions of individual asperities are adjusted during quasi-static contact, from which surface interactive forces are obtained. Analytical simulations are performed using the proposed rough surface contact model, whose results are compared to Greenwood-Williamson-based models and with experimental measurements. 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Yeo, C., Katta, R. R., Lee, J., & Polycarpou, A. A.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Yeo, Chang-Dong||Katta, Raja R||Lee, Jungkyu||Polycarpou, Andreas A

publication date

  • August 2010