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On Pastewka and Robbins' Criterion for Macroscopic Adhesion of Rough Surfaces

On Pastewka and Robbins' Criterion for Macroscopic Adhesion of Rough Surfaces

M. Ciavarella

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J. Tribol 139(3), 031404 (Nov 30, 2016) (5 pages)

Paper No: TRIB-16-1057; doi: 10.1115/1.4034530

History: Received February 15, 2016; Revised July 18, 2016




Abstract | Introduction | A Simple Asperity Model | Pull-Off | Discussion | Conclusion | References

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