Direct analysis of three-dimensional elastic-plastic rolling contact

Maria M.H. Yu*, Brian Moran, Leon M. Keer

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The purpose of this work is to demonstrate a novel treatment of a direct procedure for elastic-plastic analysis and shakedown including its application to problems in three-dimensional rolling contact. In this approach, the elastic-plastic problem is transformed into a purely elastic problem and a residual problem. The three-dimensional problem is further split into a plane problem and an anti-plane problem an advantage of this approach to other methods is that, the final shakedown solution is obtained directly by solving elasticity problems. Results are compared with full elastic-plastic finite element calculations and a good agreement is observed. Finally, the direct approach is shown to be a straightforward and efficient method for the analysis of three-dimensional problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the ASME/STLE Tribology Conference - Maui, HI, USA
Duration: Oct 16 1994Oct 19 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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