Stability of thermoelastic sliding problem with contact pressure-dependent thermal contact resistance

Yongwoo Lee, Yong Hoon Jang

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The sliding contact problem of a rigid indenter over an elastic body with constant temperature difference was investigated using finite element method by considering a contact pressure-dependent thermal resistance. The stability boundary was identified by inspecting the transient contact behaviors, which showed a linear relationship between two nondimensional parameters at the log scale. This proportionality resulted in a nondimensional ratio, which depended on temperature, contact resistance, and sliding speed in the case of unit nondimensional material properties, suggesting “critical temperature difference”. Moreover, the inclusion of Poisson ratio prevented the indefinite bifurcation behavior and led to a finite length scale in the steady state.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111857
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Nov 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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