Layered Bodies

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 250)


There are numerous practical applications in which one or both of the contacting bodies have a layered structure. For example, a layer of a different material may be used at the surface of a contacting component in order to enhance surface durability properties or to prevent oxidation or other chemical degradation, surface layers may be developed by chemical action as in the case of oxide or contaminant layers in lubricated systems, manufacturing processes will typically cause differences in the properties of surface layers due to locally high strain rates and temperatures, and biological systems often involve thin layers of cartilage or other soft tissue supported on a harder substrate.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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