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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Tribol. October 2008, 130(4): 042201.
Published Online: August 6, 2008
... contacts. Crack initiation as well as propagation stages are modeled using damaged material zones in a unified framework. The spalling phenomenon is found to occur through microcrack initiation below the surface where multiple microcracks coalesce and subsequent cracks propagate to the surface...