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.
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however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the MEMS Module, Multibody Dynamics Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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