Simulation of Wear Through Mass Balance in a Dry Contact

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Nicolas Fillot, Ivan Iordanoff, Yves Berthier

Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Solides UMR INSA-CNRS 5514, INSA de Lyon, Bat Jean D’Alembert, 20 avenue Albert Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France

J. Tribol 127(1), 230-237 (Feb 07, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1828437 History: Received February 20, 2004; Revised August 30, 2004; Online February 07, 2005
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The Tribological Circuit (simplified form)
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The degradable granular material
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The nondegradable material (lower plate)
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Representation of the numerical contact
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Interaction forces between two “bonded” spheres of the granular material
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Progression of the total amount of detached (Qd cum) and ejected (Qe cum) spheres, and number of third body particles Mi
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Progression of the total amount of detached (Qd cum) and ejected (Qe cum) spheres, and the number of third body particles Mi, with δ̄a=0 (dashed curves) and δ̄a=10−2
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Progression of the number of third body spheres Mi without the ejection of particles (corresponding here to Qd cum). The results with particle ejection are recalled with the dashed curves.
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Degradation flow (number of detached spheres per unit time versus the total amount of third body spheres
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Ejection flow (the number of ejected spheres per unit time) versus the total amount of third body spheres for δ̄a=0 and δ̄a=10−2




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