Toughness, the shearing of self-mated junctions and friction
Atkins, A.G. (2004) Toughness, the shearing of self-mated junctions and friction. Wear, 257 (1-2). pp. 154-156. ISSN 0043-1648
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2003.10.022
Since ductile fracture (rupture) is the process by which junctions are separated and which prevents ever-increasing plasticity and junction growth, it is argued that models of friction ought to include toughness as well as yield strength. An expression for the coefficient of sliding friction is derived using ductile fracture mechanics. The predictions are quite reasonable.
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