WIT Press


Adaptive Solution Of Rolling Contact Using Boundary Element Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE980131

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

862 kb

Author(s)

Zi-Li Li & Joost J. Kalker

Abstract

In this paper, the fast and adaptive calculation of large number of con- secutive rolling contact problems is discussed. A special BEM method is proposed for the solution of non-Hertz and conformal contact. The atten- tion is paid on the appropriate choice of the potential contact area so that it contains completely the real contact area while it is as small as possible to reduce computing time, on good initial estimation to speed up convergence, and on the adaptability to various possible geometry and loading situations. 1 Introduction Rolling contact occurs in wheel-rail systems, bearings, gears, printing machines. In rolli

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