On the flow through plastically deformed surfaces under unloading: A spectral approach
Number of Authors: 4
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part C, journal of mechanical engineering science, ISSN 0954-4062, E-ISSN 2041-2983Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
This study considers flow through the gap left between two surfaces during unloading, in other words, when an applied load is gradually reduced after loading to a state where plastic deformation occurs. In particular, the permeability of the gap is studied. It was found that a substantial reduction of the applied load is required before the permeability starts to increase significantly. The explanation for this phenomenon is given by the combination of components with different wavelengths present in the surface. Components with long wavelengths deform elastically and those with shorter wavelengths may also deform plastically. We found that plastic deformation acts to keep the permeability nearly constant at the beginning of the unloading and elastic spring-back is responsible for the rapid increase at lower loads. This principle constitutes a basis for the strategy that was developed in order to predict the load at which the rapid increase of permeability starts.
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Research subject Machine Elements
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62112DOI: 10.1177/0954406217690180OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-62112DiVA: diva2:1076084