Thermoelastic Effects in Frictionally Heated Line Contact of Slablike Bodies

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S. R. Heckmann, R. A. Burton

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Astronautical Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

J. of Lubrication Tech 100(1), 136-141 (Jan 01, 1978) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453104 History: Received July 07, 1977; Online October 20, 2010


Many sealing configurations incorporate the geometry of line contact on bluff, slablike bodies. When sliding speed is sufficiently high along or across the line of contact, instabilities may arise from interactions of thermal expansion, elastic deformation and frictional heating. These lead to concentrated contact with elevated temperatures and pressures. Previous studies have been largely restricted to two-dimensional models of such contact. The present study shows how those earlier results must be modified to apply to the more realistic geometry, and show also that the principal features of the interactions are the same in both geometries.

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