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Anomalous Frictional Behavior in Collisions of Thin Disks Revisited

Mourya, Rahul and Chatterjee, Anindya (2008) Anomalous Frictional Behavior in Collisions of Thin Disks Revisited. In: Journal of Applied Mechanics, 75 (2). 024501-1-024501-3.

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In prior work, Calsamiglia et al. (1999, “Anomalous Frictional Behavior in Collisions of Thin Disks,” ASME J. Appl. Mech., 66, pp. 146–152) reported experimental results of collisions between thin plastic disks and a relatively rigid steel barrier. In those experiments, it was observed that, contrary to a commonly held assumption in rigid body collision modeling, the ratio of tangential to normal components of the contact impulse could be substantially less than the friction coefficient even for collisions where the disk contact point did not reverse its velocity direction (i.e., for sliding collisions). In those experiments, the disk’s edges were rounded to make the contact less sensitive to machining imperfections. While such impact/contact is nominally at a single point, the rounded edges make the interaction three dimensional (from the view point of analyzing eformations). Here, we revisit that problem computationally, but model the edges as flat, making the problem two dimensional. Our finite element calculations (ABAQUS) do not reproduce the anomalous frictional interactions observed in those experiments, suggesting that rounding of the edges, among other possibilities, may have played a significant role in the experimental results.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Applied Mechanics
Publisher: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Keywords: rigid body collision;sliding collision;friction;disks.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 May 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14001

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