Elastoplastic frictional collisions with Collisional-SPH

Dhairya R. Vyas, Sharen J. Cummins, Gary W. Delaney, Murray Rudman, Paul W. Cleary, Devang V. Khakhar

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Elastoplastic frictional collisions are encountered in a wide range of applications. For modelling these, inclusion of both the elastoplastic material response and history-dependent collisional forces is essential. The Collisional-SPH method, originally developed for elastic collisions, incorporates frictional collision forces into SPH and accounts for their history-dependence. In this paper, CSPH is extended to model elastoplastic collisions by incorporating an elastoplastic material model. A thorough validation of this elastoplastic CSPH method is presented. CSPH is then used to analyse the influence of deformation on history-dependent collision forces. It is found that the elastoplastic deformation and the resulting shape change of the substrate alter the contact-zone mechanics by influencing the local tangential force distribution. These effects become more pronounced with increasing deformation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107438
Number of pages15
JournalTribology International
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


  • Collisions
  • Contact models
  • Friction
  • SPH

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