Application of subloading-overstress friction model to finite element analysis

  • T. Kuwayama
  • K. Hashiguchi
  • N. Suzuki
  • N. Yoshinaga
  • S. Ogawa


Accurate prediction of contact behaviour between machine tools and metals is required for the mechanical design of machinery. In this article, the numerical analysis of the contact behaviour is described by incorporating the subloading-overstress model [6] which is capable of describing the contact behaviour for a wide range of sliding velocity including the increase of coefficient of friction with the increase of sliding velocity. And its validity is verified by the comparison with some test results. First, in order to examine the influence of sliding velocities on the friction properties, the flat-surface friction tests for lubricated interfaces between galvannealed steel sheet and SKD-11 tool steel were performed. As a result, It is observed that the friction smoothly translate to kinetic friction, after exhibiting the peak at the static friction. In addition, it is observed that the higher the sliding velocity, the larger the friction resistance, meaning the positive rate sensitivity. Then the subloading-overstress model is implemented in the finite element analysis program ABAQUS/Standard, and it is used to simulate the flat-surface friction tests. The predictions from the finite element analysis are shown to be in very good agreement with experimental results.

Keywords: friction, sliding, subloading-overstress friction model, numerical analysis, FEA

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Kuwayama, T. & Hashiguchi, K. & Suzuki, N. & Yoshinaga, N. & Ogawa, S., (2014) “Application of subloading-overstress friction model to finite element analysis”, International Journal of Sustainable Construction and Design 4(2). doi:

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Published on
14 Feb 2014
Peer Reviewed