Thermal boundary conditions in sliding contact problem

Yongwoo Lee, Yuwei Liu, J. R. Barber, Yong Hoon Jang

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If two rough surfaces slide against each other, the typical contact event is a transient interaction of a pair of asperities. A recent finite element solution of the heat conduction through such a contact is used to develop an expression for the heat transferred between the bodies as a function of the surface statistics, the nominal contact pressure and the sliding speed. Simple curve fits are provided to permit these results to be implemented as a macroscopic heat transfer condition in numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalTribology International
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

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© 2016 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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