Finite Element Analysis of the Initial Yielding Behavior of a Hard Coating/Substrate System With Functionally Graded Interface Under Indentation and Friction

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L. S. Stephens, Yan Liu, E. I. Meletis

Mechanical Engineering Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

J. Tribol 122(2), 381-387 (Jul 14, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555373 History: Received March 23, 1999; Revised July 14, 1999
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