A Temperature Field in Rolling Contact Problems
Problems involving thermoelasticity have received considerable attention in recent years in both the engineering and the mathematical literature. This popularity is due to the fact that thermoelastic expansion occurs naturally in many industrial processes. Contact temperatures and the temperature field in the wheel-rail system influence phenomena which occur in the contact area (see [1, 2]). We shall consider the contact of a rigid wheel with an elastic rail resting on a rigid foundation. It is assumed that the friction between the bodies is described by the Coulomb law (). Moreover we assume a frictional heat generation and heat transfer across the contact surface.
KeywordsContact Problem Normal Contact Force Rigid Foundation Frictional Contact Problem Rolling Wheel
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