Adherence of a hyperelastic shell on a rigid planar substrate

Chenxu Zhao, Xuanhan Chen, Wanliang Shan, Kai tak Wan

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A hyperelastic shell with spherical cap geometry is compressed to a rigid planar substrate. Using Maugis’ graphical method and a numerical approach, the quasi-static adhesion-detachment trajectory, the interrelation between applied load, approach distance and contact radius, and the critical pull-off parameters are determined for ranges of materials stiffness, shell thickness, shell depth and interfacial adhesion energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111351
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
StatePublished - Feb 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Adhesion
  • Hyperelasticity
  • Shell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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