On the effects of friction modelling on small punch creep test responses: a numerical investigation

Cortellino, Francesco and Sun, Wei and Hyde, T.H. (2016) On the effects of friction modelling on small punch creep test responses: a numerical investigation. Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 51 (7). pp. 493-506. ISSN 2041-3130

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This paper shows the results of finite element (FE) analyses of Small Punch Creep Testing (SPCT) of a P91 steel at 600°C using two different approaches to model the friction between the specimen and the punch. The numerical results obtained by using the “classical” Coulomb friction model (i.e. constant friction coefficient) have been compared with those obtained by a more modern formulation, which takes into account the effects of local loading conditions, i.e. the contact pressure, between the contacting bodies (the small disc specimen and the punch) on the coefficient of friction. The aim of the work is to investigate the effects of the friction formulation used for the calculations on the numerical results representing the output of the test, i.e. the variation of the punch displacement versus time and the time to rupture. The calculations, carried out for various load levels, showed that the friction coefficient is not constant at all positions on the contacting surface between the punch and the specimen during the deformation process. The maximum value for the coefficient of friction is reached at the contact edge, which is a very important region in the specimen, because this is the position at which most of the creep deformation occurs. As expected, the displacement versus time curve (that is usually the only output obtained from experimental SPCTs) is affected by friction formulation which is used, as this directly influences the stress and strain fields in the specimen.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Small punch creep test; Friction formulation; Finite element method; P91 steel
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0309324716655661
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2016 21:00
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 16:34
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/33762

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