The application of plasticity principles to friction

C. M. Churchman, A. M. Korsunsky, D. A. Hills

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This paper presents a compelling analogy between the ideas of plastic shakedown and frictional shakedown. It introduces the frictional equivalent of the Bree diagram and classifies the different possible responses of a simple system to typical periodic or cyclic loading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Contacts
  • Friction
  • Frictional shakedown
  • Plastic shakedown
  • Plasticity principles


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