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The electrial/thermal conductance of rough surfaces - the Weierstrass - Archard multiscale model

The electrial/thermal conductance of rough surfaces - the Weierstrass - Archard multiscale model
The electrial/thermal conductance of rough surfaces - the Weierstrass - Archard multiscale model
Rough surfaces show a load-dependent electrical constriction resistance. Here, using a recent analogy due to Barber [Proc. R. Soc. London A 459 (2003) 53] between the incremental stiffness and the conductance in the elastic regime, and the Archard hypothesis to solve the multiscale contact problem, the conductance is found for the profile defined by the Weierstrass series. The analysis is also approximately valid, neglecting thermal effects on the contact area, for the thermal conductance.
Electrical Contact, Rough Surfaces, Fractals
0020-7683
4107-4120
Ciavarella, M.
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Murolo, G.
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Ciavarella, M., Murolo, G. and Demelio, G. (2004) The electrial/thermal conductance of rough surfaces - the Weierstrass - Archard multiscale model. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 41 (15), 4107-4120. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2004.02.048).

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Rough surfaces show a load-dependent electrical constriction resistance. Here, using a recent analogy due to Barber [Proc. R. Soc. London A 459 (2003) 53] between the incremental stiffness and the conductance in the elastic regime, and the Archard hypothesis to solve the multiscale contact problem, the conductance is found for the profile defined by the Weierstrass series. The analysis is also approximately valid, neglecting thermal effects on the contact area, for the thermal conductance.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: Electrical Contact, Rough Surfaces, Fractals

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Local EPrints ID: 23227
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/23227
ISSN: 0020-7683
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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:21

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Author: M. Ciavarella
Author: G. Murolo
Author: G. Demelio

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