Dynamic analysis of fretting-wear in friction contact interfaces

L. Salles, L. Blanc, F. Thouverez, A. M. Gouskov

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A numerical treatment of fretting-wear under vibratory loading is proposed. The method is based on the Dynamic Lagrangian Frequency Time method. It models unilateral contact by using Coulomb's friction law. The basic idea is to separate time into two scales, a slow scale for tribological phenomena and a fast scale for dynamics. For a given number of vibration periods, a steady state is assumed and the variables are decomposed into Fourier series. An Alternating Frequency Time procedure is performed to calculate the non-linear forces. Then, a hybrid Powell solver is used. Numerical investigations on a beam with friction contact interfaces illustrate the performances of this method and show the coupling between dynamic and tribological phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1513-1524
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Fretting-wear
  • Friction and contact
  • Harmonic balance method


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