Cyclic tangential loading of dissimilar elastic bodies

M. T. Hanson, L. M. Keer

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A two-dimensional fretting fatigue problem involving normal and tangential loading of dissimilar elastic bodies in contact is analyzed. The bodies are brought into contact by a monotonic normal load and then a cyclic tangential load is superimposed with the normal load held constant. The Hertz half plane assumption is retained for each body and the region of contact is divided into a central zone of stick and two external regions of micro-slip in each of which the Amontons-Coulomb law of sliding friction is assumed to apply. The effect of the interaction between the normal and shear stresses due to the mismatch in elastic constants is quantified by comparing the present rigid-elastic numerical solution (extreme case) to the Cattaneo-Mindlin closed form solution for elastically identical materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-119
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

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Funding Information:
Acknowledoements--The work reported in this paper is under the auspices of the Center for Engineering Tribology jointly supported by the National Science Foundation under grant No. ISI-8425521 and the industrial consortium at Northwestern University. The authors would like to thank Professor H. S. Cheng for his many helpful suggestions and enlightening discussions.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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