Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Anthony N. Palazotto, PhD.
This research focuses on the mechanical wear due to the sliding between two surfaces. Currently there is a need to identify and compare materials that would endure sliding wear under these severe conditions. The high costs of the high-speed sliding experiments has prevented the collection of the necessary data required to characterize wear. Simulating wear through Finite Elements (FE) would enable its prediction. This 3D wear model allows one to reasonably predict high-speed sliding mechanical wear. In the aerospace, automotive and weapon industries this model can aid in material selection, design and/or testing of systems subjected to high-speed sliding wear.
DTIC Accession Number
Buentello Hernandez, Rodolfo G., "3D Finite Element Modeling of Sliding Wear" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 503.