Thermal Elasto-Plastic Asperity Contacts of Layered Media
A thermal elasto-plastic asperity contact model is investigated in this paper, which takes into account the steady-state heat transfer and the asperity distortion due to thermal elasto-plastic deformations. A hard coating and a soft coating are applied to study the correlations between contact area and contact pressure, average gap and contact pressure, coating thickness and contours of the contact stress distribution et al. The effects of material properties, the coating thickness, frictional coefficient, and the heat input combinations on the stress distribution are investigated and discussed. The results may help to make an appropriate choice of the hard coating thickness.
Chengyu Jiang, Geng Liu, Dinghua Zhang and Xipeng Xu
R. T. Tong et al., "Thermal Elasto-Plastic Asperity Contacts of Layered Media", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533, pp. 721-724, 2006