The Contact of Elastic Regular Wavy Surfaces Revisited

  title={The Contact of Elastic Regular Wavy Surfaces Revisited},
  author={Vladislav A. Yastrebov and Guillaume Anciaux and Jean-François Molinari},
  journal={Tribology Letters},
Abstract We revisit the classic problem of an elastic solid with a two-dimensional wavy surface squeezed against an elastic flat half-space from infinitesimal to full contact. Through extensive numerical calculations and analytic derivations, we discover previously overlooked transition regimes. These are seen in particular in the evolution with applied load of the contact area and perimeter, the mean pressure and the probability density of contact pressure. These transitions are correlated… 
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