Evaluation of Dang Van stress in Hertzian rolling contact
Journal article, 2012

The equivalent Dang Van stress under Hertzian contacts is evaluated over the subsurface space using four computational approaches. The accuracy and computational efficiency of the different models is assessed. It is found that an approach consisting in finding the minimum circumscribed hypersphere to the deviatoric stress path in time gives a good trade-off between accuracy and efficiency. It is also shown that a very computationally cheap approximation employing half the peak Tresca shear stress results in good agreements in the entire subsurface space for conditions relevant under wheelrail contacts.

multiaxial stress

Dang Van criterion

rolling contact fatigue (RCF)

3-D analysis

contact mechanics

multiaxial computing methods


Johan Sandström

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures

8756-758X (ISSN) 1460-2695 (eISSN)

Vol. 35 12 1088-1094

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering