This study proposed a physics-based heuristic modeling for the nonlinear constitutive relation of bolted joints based on the Iwan model accompanying with the rough surface contact theory. The approach led to an Iwan distribution function which possesses the tribology-related features of the contact interface. In particular, the break-free force distribution function of the Jenkins elements could be expressed in terms of height distribution of surface asperities. The model considered the contribution of elastically, elasto-plastically as well as plastically deformed asperities to the total tangential loads. Following this, constitutive relations for lap-type bolted joints and the corresponding backbone curves, hysteresis loops, and energy dissipation per cycle were obtained. A model application was implemented and the results were compared with the published experimental results. The proposed model agrees very well with the experimental results when the contact parameters met the actual contact situation. The obtained results indicated that the model can be used to study the tangential behaviors of rough surfaces.
Physics-Based Modeling for Lap-Type Joints Based on the Iwan Model
Contributed by the Tribology Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received July 15, 2017; final manuscript received February 28, 2018; published online April 5, 2018. Assoc. Editor: James R. Barber.
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Zhan, W., and Huang, P. (April 5, 2018). "Physics-Based Modeling for Lap-Type Joints Based on the Iwan Model." ASME. J. Tribol. September 2018; 140(5): 051401. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4039530
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