Experimental investigation of rolling contact of rigid bodies with polymer coating

Jerzy Piotrowski , Klaus Knothe


A simple mechanical model has been built to demonstrate some phenomena associated with rolling contact. The model consists of an aluminium bicone (wheelset) and two cylindrical steel rods coated with a layer of polymer. Using this model rolling contact was investigated experimentally and an attempt made to interpret results with available theories for solid elastic bodies. It appeared that none of these theories can quantitatively explain experimental results as they all greatly overestimate the tangential compliance of the layer.
Author Jerzy Piotrowski IPBM
Jerzy Piotrowski,,
- Institute of Machine Design Fundamentals
, Klaus Knothe
Klaus Knothe,,
Journal seriesWear, ISSN 0043-1648
Issue year1998
Keywords in EnglishPolymer layer, Rigid bodies, Rolling contact
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043164898002415
Score (nominal)40
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor [Impact Factor WoS]: 2006 = 1.18 (2) - 2007=1.873 (5)
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