As the size of the contact region between two bodies decreases to the micro- and nano-scales, the effect of adhesion becomes increasingly important. In this tutorial, we review fundamental concepts of the mechanics of adhesion. Attention is placed on the contact of elastic bodies in which the shapes of the contacting bodies are locally spherical. We also discuss the use of spherical contact theory to model the adhesive contact of an asperity with a flat as part of a multi-asperity contact model.
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Adams, GG. "The Mechanics of Adhesion: A Tutorial." Proceedings of the STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference. STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference. Miami, Florida, USA. October 20–22, 2008. pp. 87-89. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IJTC2008-71247
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