Design Theory and Computational Modeling Tools for Systems with Wear 2007-01-0892
A numerical modeling and design methodology for wear occurring in bodies that experience oscillatory contact is proposed. The methodology builds upon a widely used iterative wear prediction procedure. Two techniques are incorporated into the methodology to minimize the simulation computational costs. In the first technique, an extrapolation scheme that optimizes the use of resources while maintaining simulation stability is implemented. The second technique involves the parallel implementation of the wear prediction methodology. The methodology is used to predict the wear on an oscillatory pin joint and the predicted results are validated against those from actual experiments.