FE macro/micro models for contact temperature prediction at steel/composite interfaces

Zoltán Néder, Károly Váradi, Klaus Friedrich

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Finite element (FE) contact and thermal macro/micro models have been developed to study the real thermal behavior of a fiber/matrix microstructure under sliding motion of a steel asperity. At first the contact parameters were evaluated using an approximate contact technique, followed by a transient thermal FE evaluation. The latter considers the heat partition between the steel asperity and the real fiber/matrix microenvironment of a normally oriented carbon fiber/polyether ether ketone composite. The temperature results obtained were compared with those representing a macroscopic approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-331
Number of pages15
JournalMechanics of Composite Materials and Structures
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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