Boundary element method for nonadhesive and adhesive contacts of a coated elastic half-space

Qiang Li, Roman Pohrt, Iakov A. Lyashenko, Valentin L. Popov

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We present a new formulation of the boundary element method for simulating the nonadhesive and adhesive contact between an indenter of arbitrary shape and an elastic half-space coated with an elastic layer of different material. We use the Fast Fourier Transform-based formulation of boundary element method, while the fundamental solution is determined directly in the Fourier space. Numerical tests are validated by comparison with available asymptotic analytical solutions for axisymmetric flat and spherical indenter shapes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-83
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020



  • adhesive contact
  • Boundary element method
  • coated elastic body
  • coatings
  • contact mechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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