On the influence of multiple surface defects on the behavior of media of different rheology
The behavior of coated media is investigated using the block element method under the assumption that the coating is exposed to a liquid substance that gradually leads to the destruction of the coating. It is assumed that the coating contains many defects that are parallel to each other. A similar situation occurs when the body is bent around the axis in a liquid medium, resulting in high tensile stresses in the coating. Such problems occur in bearing pairs. Another example of such a situation occurs in seismology, in the subduction zone, which represents the advance of oceanic lithospheric plates under the continental ones.