Chemical aging of large-scale randomly rough frictional contacts.

  title={Chemical aging of large-scale randomly rough frictional contacts.},
  author={Zhuohan Li and Lars Pastewka and Izabela Szlufarska},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={98 2-1},
It has been shown that contact aging due to chemical reactions in single asperity contacts can have a significant effect on friction. However, it is currently unknown how chemically induced contact aging of friction depends on roughness that is typically encountered in macroscopic rough contacts. Here we develop an approach that brings together a kinetic Monte Carlo model of chemical aging with a contact mechanics model of rough surfaces based on the boundary element method to determine theโ€ฆย 
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