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Photoelastic study of friction at multipoint contacts
Author(s): James W. Dally; Yung-Mien Chen
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Paper Abstract

A new method of measuring the normal and sliding loads associated with multiple point contact is introduced. A multiple point contact is modeled with a steel die with a profile that simulates a rough surface. A very large scale factor is used in modeling this surface. The steel die is placed in contact with a photoelastic model of a half plane and is subjected to a normal load. This normal load is partitioned over the multiple points of contact producing an isochromatic fringe pattern that describes the stress distribution in the local neighborhood of the contact points. A sliding load is then imposed on the model which destroys the symmetry of this fringe pattern. The fringe data in this pattern is sufficient to determine the local loads Pi and Qi and the local coefficient of friction fi= Qi/Pi at each contact point. An overdeterministic method is introduced which gives the solution for Pi , Qi and fi using many data points taken from the isochromatic pattern in the local neighborhood of the contacts. An image analysis method was employed in collecting the data sets used in the overdeterministic computations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
Proc. SPIE 1554, Second International Conference on Photomechanics and Speckle Metrology, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49565
Show Author Affiliations
James W. Dally, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Yung-Mien Chen, Univ. of Maryland (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1554:
Second International Conference on Photomechanics and Speckle Metrology
Fu-Pen Chiang; Fu-Pen Chiang, Editor(s)

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