Adhesion and Decohesion of Indenting Ball
Application ID: 42421
A steel ball is pressed down against a rubber membrane. When the contact pressure exceeds a certain value, the two parts start sticking together.
When the ball is retracted, the membrane is pulled upwards in the bonded region. During the retraction, the bond is partially broken. This happens when the stresses exceed the limits specified in the decohesion law.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Nonlinear Structural Materials Module and
- MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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