Multiscale simulation of dry friction in wheel/rail contact

F. Bucher, A. I. Dmitriev, M. Ertz, K. Knothe, Valentin Leonidovich Popov, S. G. Psakhie, E. V. Shilko

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Abstract

Friction is a phenomenon involving elastic interactions, plastic deformation and failure processes at different length scales. The friction coefficient is one of the most relevant parameters for the rolling contact of railway wheels and rails. A model of dry friction is established based on the method of movable cellular automata (MCA). The influence of pressure and sliding velocity has been investigated by means of a large number of numerical simulations. A general qualitative conclusion is the fact that dynamic processes of plastic deformation and fracture at the nanolevel are of great importance. Within this model, the contact temperature can also be considered by its influence on the strength of materials. The new friction law is applied to the calculation of stresses, deformations and tractive forces in wheel/rail contact with rough surfaces. Thus, the understanding for the physical background of dry friction in engineering applications can be considerably improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)874-884
Number of pages11
JournalWear
Volume261
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Asperity
  • Contact temperature
  • Friction
  • Multiscale simulation
  • Wheel/rail contact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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Bucher, F., Dmitriev, A. I., Ertz, M., Knothe, K., Popov, V. L., Psakhie, S. G., & Shilko, E. V. (2006). Multiscale simulation of dry friction in wheel/rail contact. Wear, 261(7-8), 874-884. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2006.01.046

Multiscale simulation of dry friction in wheel/rail contact. / Bucher, F.; Dmitriev, A. I.; Ertz, M.; Knothe, K.; Popov, Valentin Leonidovich; Psakhie, S. G.; Shilko, E. V.

In: Wear, Vol. 261, No. 7-8, 20.10.2006, p. 874-884.

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Bucher, F, Dmitriev, AI, Ertz, M, Knothe, K, Popov, VL, Psakhie, SG & Shilko, EV 2006, 'Multiscale simulation of dry friction in wheel/rail contact', Wear, vol. 261, no. 7-8, pp. 874-884. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2006.01.046
Bucher F, Dmitriev AI, Ertz M, Knothe K, Popov VL, Psakhie SG et al. Multiscale simulation of dry friction in wheel/rail contact. Wear. 2006 Oct 20;261(7-8):874-884. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2006.01.046
Bucher, F. ; Dmitriev, A. I. ; Ertz, M. ; Knothe, K. ; Popov, Valentin Leonidovich ; Psakhie, S. G. ; Shilko, E. V. / Multiscale simulation of dry friction in wheel/rail contact. In: Wear. 2006 ; Vol. 261, No. 7-8. pp. 874-884.
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