We deal with rolling contact between quasi-identical bodies. As normal and tangential problems are uncoupled in that case, the simplified approach to determine contact area and normal loading distribution for rolling contact problems is presented in Sec. 2. In Sec. 3, the solution of the tangential problem is used to update the rolling profiles and enables to follow the wear evolution versus time. The method used to solve the normal problem is called semi-Hertzian approach with diffusion. It allows fast determination of the contact area for non-Hertzian cases. The method is based on the geometrical indentation of bodies in contact: The contact area is found with correct dimensions but affected by some irregularities coming from the curvature’s discontinuity that may arise during a wear process. Diffusion between independent stripes smoothes the contact area and the pressure distribution. The tangential problem is also solved on each stripe of the contact area using an extension of the simplified approach developed by Kalker and called FASTSIM. At the end, this approach gives the dissipated power distribution in the contact during rolling and this power is related to wear by Archard’s law. This enables the profiles of the bodies to be updated and the evolution of the geometry to be followed.
On a Simplified Model for Numerical Simulation of Wear During Dry Rolling Contacts
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Chevalier, L., Eddhahak-Ouni, A., and Cloupet, S. (December 3, 2008). "On a Simplified Model for Numerical Simulation of Wear During Dry Rolling Contacts." ASME. J. Tribol. January 2009; 131(1): 011402. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3002322
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