A model of fretting wear in the contact of an axisymmetric indenter and a visco-elastic half-space


This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings 1683, 020040 (2015) and may be found at propose a simple and efficient model of wear of axially symmetric bodies in contact with a visco-elastic foundation based on the method of dimensionality reduction. The results of simulation of wear of a parabolic indenter have been demonstrated. It has been shown that dissipation due to viscosity of a material leads to increase the size of the worn region of an indenter. The noted effect is conditioned with an increase of effective shear modulus of visco-elastic material under sufficiently high velocities of tangential loading. The model can be generalized to a wide range of materials with complex visco-elastic properties

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