Modified method developed for contact-induced adhesion in indentation

Yan Xing Shen, Pal Jen Wei, Jen Fin Lin

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A modified method for contact-induced adhesion on the elastic deformation contact between a rigid spherical indenter and a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) specimen is proposed in the present study. Adhesion due to van der Waals interactions was found to be minimal during loading processes. During the unloading process, the experimental load-displacement data revealed two-stage phenomena. The successive advancing contacts between the specimen and the indenter were considered to induce interfacial adhesion and resulted in elastic tension outside the Hertzian contact radius. A real-coded genetic algorithm (RGA) was applied to evaluate how adhesion energy varied with penetration depth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1795-1802
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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