Finite Element Modeling of Transient Thermomechanical Rolling Contact Featuring Mixed Control of the Rigid Body Motion
Journal article, 2017

A theoretical and computational framework for the analysis of fully transient, thermomechanically coupled, frictional rolling contact based on an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) kinematical description is presented. In particular, a computationally efficient methodology for mixed control between the ALE referential velocities and their corresponding driving forces is developed and discussed in depth. Numerical examples involving two-dimensional (2D) cylinder-plate rolling contact are presented, covering a range of transient, thermomechanically coupled rolling contact phenomena, taking place on a broad range of time scales. Here, particular points of emphasis include dynamical effects in the vicinity of the contact region and the time scales on which mechanical and thermal mechanisms operate.

arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian

transient analysis

thermomechanical coupling

finite element method

rolling contact


Andreas Draganis

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Journal of Tribology

0742-4787 (ISSN)

Vol. 139 1

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

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