Deterministic Model for Rubber-Metal Contact Including the Interaction Between Asperities

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    Rubber-metal contact involves relatively large deformations and large real contact areas compared to metal-metal contact. Here, a deterministic model is proposed for the contact between rubber and metal surfaces, which takes into account the interaction between neighboring asperities. In this model, a description of the actual micro-contact is used instead of a summit which is a local maximum at the surface. Linear viscoelastic behavior, modeled by a three-element mechanical model, is assumed for the rubber. In the present model, the equations regarding the deformation due to a Hertzian pressure inside and outside the contact area have been modified for the viscoelastic case. The deterministic case is compared with the statistical one. Besides this, the deformation of the bulk material beneath the asperities is taken into account. The results reveal that the bulk deformation has a significant effect at higher nominal pressures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorld Tribology Congress III
    Subtitle of host publicationWashington, D.C., USA, September 12–16, 2005
    Place of PublicationWashington, DC
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    ISBN (Electronic)0-7918-3767-X
    ISBN (Print)0-7918-4201-0
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2005
    EventWorld Tribology Congress III 2005 - Washington, United States
    Duration: 12 Sep 200516 Sep 2005
    Conference number: 3


    ConferenceWorld Tribology Congress III 2005
    CountryUnited States


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