Fretting is a frictional contact phenomenon that leads to damage at the contact region between two nominally-clamped surfaces subjected to oscillatory motion of small amplitudes. The region of contact between the blade and the disk at the dovetail joint is one of the critical locations for fretting damage. The nominally flat geometry of contacting surfaces in the dovetail causes high contact stress levels near the edges of contact. A numerical approach based on the solution to singular integral equations that characterize the two-dimensional plane strain elastic contact of two similar isotropic surfaces presents itself as an efficient technique to obtain the sharp near-surface stress gradients associated with the geometric transitions. Due to its ability to analyze contacts of any two arbitrary smooth surfaces and its computational efficiency, it can be used as a powerful design tool to analyze the effects of various factors like shape of the contact surface and load histories on fretting. The calculations made using the stresses obtained from the above technique are consistent with the results of the experiments conducted in the laboratory.
Efficient Modeling of Fretting of Blade/Disk Contacts Including Load History Effects
Contributed by the Tribology Division for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division March 7, 2002; revised manuscript received July 7, 2002. Associate Editor: G. G. Adams.
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Murthy , H., Harish , G., and Farris, T. N. (January 13, 2004). "Efficient Modeling of Fretting of Blade/Disk Contacts Including Load History Effects ." ASME. J. Tribol. January 2004; 126(1): 56–64. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1540125
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