Numerical simulation for rough contact incorporating plastic deformation

Fan Wang*, Leon M. Keer

*Corresponding author for this work

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An 3D elastic-plastic rough contact solution and code is developed using a modified semi-analytical method. It is supposed that the total surface deflection is induced by the contact pressure and plastic strain. The purely elastic contact and the influence of the plastic deformation are calculated iteratively until convergence is satisfied. The distributions of contact pressure, residual stress and plastic strain are obtained through simulation. The effects of roughness and plastic hardening upon the pressure distribution are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791842010, 9780791842010
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 World Tribology Congress III - Washington, D.C., United States
Duration: Sep 12 2005Sep 16 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005


Other2005 World Tribology Congress III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, D.C.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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