FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS FOR THE EQUIVALENT STRESS ON THREE-DIMENSIONAL MULTIASPERITY COATING

  • Xu Zhong Dalian University of Technology
  • Wu Xiaoyan Dalian University of Technology
Keywords: Multiasperity coating, three-dimensional contact model, equivalent stress, finite element method

Abstract

The finite element method is applied to establish two-dimensional and three-dimensional models of elastic multiasperity contact between the rigid plane and the coating surface. It is found that the changes of Young’s modulus ratio, coating thickness, spacing of asperities and indentation depth of the rigid plane influence the total deformation and stress distribution in coating asperity and coating/substrate interface. The results show that the equivalent stress of 3D contact model is greater than that of 2D model due to the stress superposition of asperities. For 3D contact model, the effects of varied levels of indentation depth, coating thickness, Young’s modulus ratio, spacing of asperities on the maximum equivalent stress are measured. And the smaller the Young’s modulus ratio, indentation depth, spacing of asperities and the larger the coating thickness, the smaller the maximum equivalent stress in the coating surface. The coating/substrate bonding strength has been up-graded obviously by increasing the number of asperities and the coating thickness, reducing the Young’s modulus ratio.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.mech.18.3.1874

Published
2012-06-14
Section
MECHANICS OF SOLID BODIES