Transient Rolling Contact

Application ID: 39561

This conceptual example shows how to handle a transient contact problem with stick-slip friction transition. A soft hollow pipe subjected to gravity is released at the top of a halfpipe. The pipe motion varies between sliding and rolling, depending on its position in the halfpipe and its velocity. The pipe deforms such that its cross-section becomes oval due to the contact and the inertial forces. An energy balance validates the accuracy of the solution.

You can learn more about this example in a blog post: Modeling a Transient Contact Problem with Stick-Slip Friction Transition.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: