The maximum tensile stres on a hard coating under sliding friction

D. F. Diao, K. Kato, K. Hayashi

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In the friction of a hard coating the maximum tensile stress in the sliding direction generated at the friction surface is important for predicting crack propagation in the coating. The finite element method is employed to evaluate the stress field in the hard coating and the substrate under frictional loads, and the ratio between the values of maximum tensile stress and the maximum contact pressure is calculated under various contact conditions. Finally, a simple equation is introduced for the calculation of the maximum tensile stress at the friction surface. This equation is a function of friction coefficient, maximum contact pressure, coating thickness, contact width and elastic moduli of coating and substrate, and gives the value of the maximum tensile stress which is affected by the existence of the substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalTribology International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • finite element method
  • friction coefficient
  • hard coating
  • maximum tensile stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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