Modelling the thermomechanical wheel–rail interface during rolling contact
Paper in proceedings, 2012

A theoretical and computational framework for the analysis of thermomechanically coupled transient rolling contact based on an arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) kinematical description is developed. A finite element formulation featuring 2D cylinder–plate rolling contact is implemented. The implementation features penalty- type contact formulations for normal/tangential mechanical and thermal contact. It is noted that the ALE formulation allows for a simplified time description, a compact computational domain and localized mesh refinement. Numerical simulations considering stationary rolling conditions featuring full slip are presented.


Andreas Draganis

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Fredrik Larsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Anders Ekberg


Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2012)

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