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 a gravity load 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 cross section of the pipe is also ovalized due to the contact and 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: