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Coatings 2017, 7(2), 21; doi:10.3390/coatings7020021

Interfacial Mechanics Analysis of a Brittle Coating–Ductile Substrate System Involved in Thermoelastic Contact

Research Lab of Space & Aerospace Tribology, Harbin Insititute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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Academic Editor: Alessandro Lavacchi
Received: 14 November 2016 / Revised: 9 January 2017 / Accepted: 25 January 2017 / Published: 6 February 2017
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In this paper, interfacial stress analysis for a brittle coating/ductile substrate system, which is involved in a sliding contact with a rigid ball, is presented. By combining interface mechanics theory and the image point method, stress and displacement responses within a coated material for normal load, tangential load, and thermal load are obtained; further, the Green’s functions are established. The effects of coating thickness, friction coefficient, and a coating’s thermoelastic properties on the interfacial shear stress, τxz, and transverse stress, σxx, distributions are discussed in detail. A phenomenon, where interfacial shear stress tends to be relieved by frictional heating, is found in the case of a coating material’s thermal expansion coefficient being less than a substrate material’s thermal expansion coefficient. Additionally, numerical results show that distribution of interfacial stress can be altered and, therefore, interfacial damage can be modified by adjusting a coating’s structural parameters and thermoelastic properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: contact mechanics; Green’s function; interfacial mechanics; brittle coating contact mechanics; Green’s function; interfacial mechanics; brittle coating

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Zhang, C.; Gu, L.; Nie, C.; Zhang, C.; Wang, L. Interfacial Mechanics Analysis of a Brittle Coating–Ductile Substrate System Involved in Thermoelastic Contact. Coatings 2017, 7, 21.

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