Numerical and finite element contact temperature analysis of steel-bronze real surfaces in dry sliding contact

Zoltan Neder, Karoly Varadi, Laszlo Man, Klaus Friedrich

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Numerical techniques have been developed and used to evaluate the contact temperature distribution between real surfaces in sliding contact. The contact temperature is evaluated for the entire range of Peclet numbers. In the case of “slow sliding” problems a stationary numerical technique was used, whereas for “intermediate and fast sliding” problems transient finite element (FE) solutions were preferred. At first, sliding contact of a single spherical steel asperity over a steel or bronze surface was modelled in order to study the contact temperature development on a microscopic level. Contact temperature results for real steel-bronze sliding surfaces are also presented in order to provide information about more realistic stress and wear conditions; the latter will be modelled in future works.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-462
Number of pages10
JournalTribology Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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