WIT Press


A Finite Element Model Of Roughness Induced Frictional Contact

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON990291

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,452 kb

Author(s)

T. Schullerd, W. Becker and B. Lauke

Abstract

The presented finite element model uses a special arrangement of contact elements to simulate surface roughness. Rough surfaces are described by three parameters: average roughness height, correlation length and coeffi- cient of friction. The standard programme AN SYS® is used to perform the calculations. Results of a finite element simulated Microbond Test using fracture mechanics approach for crack propagation and the presented model for in- terfacial friction are shown as an example. The pull-out after complete debonding is also simulated. The influence of the surface parameters men- tioned above on simulated load vs. displacement curv

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