Frictionally-excited thermoelastic instability in functionally graded material

Yong Hoon Jang, Seong ho Ahn

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A transient finite element simulation is developed for the two-dimensional thermoelastic contact problem considering a stationary functionally graded material (FGM) between sliding layers, to investigate thermoelastic instability (TEI) due to frictional heating at the interface. The result shows that the critical speed of the FGM coating disk is larger than that of the conventional steel disk. The effect of the nonhomogeneity parameter in FGM is also investigated and it is implied that there is an optimal nonhomogeneity parameter which gives a maximum critical speed within a specific coating layer thickness. It is concluded that FGMs restrain the growth of perturbation and delay the contact separation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1102-1112
Number of pages11
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 10

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Authors are pleased to acknowledge support from the Korea Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2004-003-D00009). They also acknowledge helpful comment and support from Prof. J.R. Barber at the University of Michigan and Dr. P. Zagrodzki at Raytech Composites.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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