An experimental method for tangential contact stiffness evaluation of contact interfaces with controlled contact asperities

Zahrul Fuadi, Toshiyugi Takagi, Hiroyuki Miki, Koshi Adachi

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Abstract

An experimental method for estimating the tangential contact stiffness of contact interface with controlled contact asperities is discussed. The tangential contact stiffness is analyzed from the shift of certain eigenmode frequency of the system resulting from the changes in the density of contact asperities and the application of normal force. The results show that for the case of contact combination with 189 contact asperities, the corresponding eigenmode frequency shifted from 1.01 kHz at normal force of 19N to 1.64 kHz at normal force of 148 N. This shift corresponds to the increase of tangential contact stiffness from 34.08 MN/m at normal force of 19N to 67.44 MN/m at normal force of 148 N. It is found that the corresponding eigenmode frequency and its shift were affected by the density of contact asperities as well as the normal force. In the case of contact combination with 397 contact asperities, the corresponding eigenmode frequency shifted from 2.36 kHz at normal force of 49N to 3.9 kHz at normal force of 153 N, indicating the increase of the tangential contact stiffness from 93.91 to 140.73 MN/m. A simple power relationship is proposed to explain the quantitative relationship between the eigenmode frequency shift and the tangential contact stiffness value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1128
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology
Volume227
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct

Keywords

  • Surface texture
  • Tangential contact stiffness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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