The stick-slip contact problem is investigated here when at least one of the contacting bodies contains inhomogeneous inclusions. Cylindrical inclusions with parallel axes are considered. The Eshelby’s equivalent inclusion method is used to solve the problem numerically. Interactions between close inclusions are taken into account in the numerical procedure, as well as the coupling between normal and tangential behaviours. It is found that the presence of heterogeneities in the vicinity of the surface contact affects the contact pressure, distribution and subsequently the distribution of shear traction and slip at the interface. The effects of the fiber orientation from the direction of the tangential load and different material properties would be presented.

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