The influence of grain size and grain size distribution on sliding frictional contact in laterally graded materials

Khajehtourian, R ; Sharif University of Technology | 2012

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.157-158.964
  3. Publisher: 2012
  4. Abstract:
  5. The sliding frictional contact problem for a laterally graded half-plane has been considered. Two finite element (FE) models, in macro and micro scales have been developed to investigate the effective parameters in contact mechanics of laterally graded materials loaded by flat and triangular rigid stamps. In macro scale model, the laterally graded half-plane is discretized by piecewise homogeneous layers for which the material properties are specified at the centroids by Mori-Tanaka method. In micro scale model, functionally graded material (FGM) structure has been modeled as ideal solid quadrant particles which are spatially distributed in a homogeneous matrix. Boundary conditions and loading is the same in both models. The microstructure has modeled as rearrangement and sizes changing of particles are possible to provide the possibility of crack nucleation investigation in non-singular regions. Analyses and comparison of the results showed that micro and macro scale results are in very good agreement. Also, increasing the grains aspect ratio and using optimum distribution of grains decrease stress distribution roughness on the surface. Therefore, the possibility of surface cracking far from stamp's edges decreased
  6. Keywords:
  7. Contact mechanic ; Graded materials ; Grain size ; Grain size distribution ; Contact Mechanics ; Grain size distribution ; Micro scale ; Aspect ratio ; Friction ; Functionally graded materials ; Mechanics ; Stress concentration ; Surface defects ; Grain size and shape
  8. Source: Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics, Hong Kong, 27 December 2011 through 28 December 2011 ; Volume 157-158 , 2012 , Pages 964-969 ; 16609336 (ISSN); 9783037853801 (ISBN)
  9. URL: http://www.scientific.net/AMM.157-158.964