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Experimental measurements to extract friction contact parameters for aero-engine applications

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Experimental measurements to extract friction contact parameters for aero-engine applications.

Rel. Stefano Zucca, Daniele Botto. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica, 2019

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Aircraft gas turbines are characterized by thousands of mechanical joints (e.g. bolted joints, dove-tail and fir-tree joints) connecting components together. These joints introduce frictional contacts because contact interfaces suffer from relative (sliding) motion due to vibrations. Unfortunately, these frictional contacts are a major source of uncertainty for the correct prediction of the dynamic response of assembled structures: in fact, they introduce strong nonlinearities due to the nonlinear nature of the friction force. A great deal of research is currently being conducted to better understand and model the nonlinear frictional behaviour of joints. This study focuses on the underlying physics of friction and on the two major parameters used in the nonlinear friction contact models: the friction coefficient and the tangential contact stiffness. In particular, the aim of this study is to experimentally investigate the evolution of such contact parameters during the wear process, identifying possible dependencies on external factors, such as excitation frequency, normal load and sliding distance..

Relators: Stefano Zucca, Daniele Botto
Academic year: 2019/20
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 80
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-33 - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/13360
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