Analysis of stress and deformation of an exponentially graded viscoelastic coated half plane under indentation by a rigid flat punch indenter tip

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Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11043-024-09682-8
  • Journal Name: Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Coating, Dynamic contact problem, Excitation frequency, Singular integral equation, Vertical vibration, Viscoelastic materials
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper solves the dynamic contact problem when a rigid flat punch indents into an exponentially graded (FG) viscoelastic coated homogeneous half-plane. A harmonic vertical force is applied to the FG coating, and the solution is obtained for the stress and displacement for both the FG viscoelastic coating and the half-plane using the Helmholtz functions and the Fourier integral transform technique. By applying specific boundary conditions, the contact mechanics problem is converted into a singular integral equation of the first kind. This equation is then solved numerically using the Gauss-Chebyshev integration formulas. The analysis provides detailed insights into how various parameters—such as external excitation frequency, loss factor ratio, Young’s modulus ratio, density ratio, Poisson’s ratio, indentation load, and punch length—affect the dynamic contact stress and dynamic in-plane stress.