Finite element analysis of the rolling friction of a viscous particle on a rigid plane

Qijun Zheng, Haiping Zhu, Aibing Yu

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The rolling friction of a sphere over a rigid plane is studied by finite element method, where the material behaviour of the sphere is assumed to be viscoelastic, described by the Kelvin-Voigt model. The effects of contact load, radius and rotation speed of the sphere, as well as material properties such as Young s modulus, Poisson s ratio and viscosity coefficients, on rolling friction are analysed. The results support a theoretical model formulated based on the principles of contact mechanics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401 - 406
Number of pages6
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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