Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Evaluation of the Stress Situation of Coated Tribosystems With Contact Mechanics Simulation

[+] Author Affiliations
P. W. Gold, J. Loos, H. Klaas

RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Paper No. WTC2005-63426, pp. 271-277; 7 pages
  • World Tribology Congress III
  • World Tribology Congress III, Volume 1
  • Washington, D.C., USA, September 12–16, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Tribology Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4201-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3767-X
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


For the realization of environmental compatible tribosystems within the special research centre SFB 442 PVD coated systems are developed, which improve the tribological characteristics together in interaction with compatible lubricants. For the evaluation of coated substrate systems employed in tribosystems, it is significant to characterize the mechanical stress collective within the systems by means of their mechanical properties. Subject of the presented investigations is an analysis about the properties of the systems that have significant effects on the system stress collective. Differences to the well-known surface stress of solid materials are pointed out and mathematical models for the description are developed to describe the influence of coated substrates. The aim of these investigations is to draw a connection between these stresses occurring in tribosystems (e.g. industrial applications bearings) and the loads applied in test methods e.g. microindentation (Rockwell Hardness Tests) and nanoindentation. To evaluate the stresses applied in real tribosystems the theory of micro contact mechanics of Greenwood and Williamson is used and is found to be appropriate. Since, only with this connection it is possible to consult the results gained in the coating test methods for the evaluation of a coated system. Essential aid in here is the simulation of the mechanical surface stresses by means of FEM (finite element method). At this point it is possible to take the anisotropic and inhomogeneous material properties of the coating material and the substrate into account.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In