Energy dissipation in sliding

Barney E. Klamecki

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It is expected that the dissipation of energy in bodies which are sliding will alter their properties and hence affect their behavior in further sliding-in application. A description of the energy dissipation distribution in the sliding of one body over another is attempted. It is first demonstrated that the existence of a non-zero relative velocity between the sliding bodies indicates that sliding is a non-equilibrium process. A near-equilibrium analysis of the process using entropy production is then used to show that in sliding energy is dissipated. Limitations inherent in the near-equilibrium analysis make it necessary to study the far-from-equilibrium sliding process by use of energy conservation concepts. A model of the energy dissipation process in sliding as two coupled non-linear equations is developed. The non-linearity of the model makes many kinds of solution behavior possible. Of special interest is the possibility of cyclic energy dissipation behavior in the sliding bodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-128
Number of pages14
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 15 1982

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