Finite element model in abrasion analysis for single-asperity scratch test

P. Wechsuwanmanee*, J. Lian, J. Sukumaran, Kalácska, H. Ben Hamouda, P. De Baets, S. Münstermann

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Abrasion is one of the dominant source for the damage of soil engaging tools such as tines, ploughshares, separators etc. Since the conventional abrasion analysis relies on the posterior groove-ridge investigation from the worn surface profile, this study presents a numerical approach to predict the abrasive wear behaviors including the micro-cutting and micro-ploughing. A Finite Element Model (FEM) has been developed to identify these mechanisms. Modeling techniques representing local plastic deformation from microploughing and material removal from micro-cutting were implemented. A comparison between basic von Mises plasticity model and a strain-based damage model namely Modified Bai Wierzbicki (MBW) was discussed. The material characterization and its model calibration were included. The grooveridge ratio from single-asperity scratch test experimental results were used as a benchmark parameter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear, FFW 2018
EditorsMagd Abdel Wahab
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-0411-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 9 Jul 201810 Jul 2018
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear
Abbreviated titleFFW


  • Abrasion modeling
  • Micro-cutting
  • Micro-ploughing Scratch test
  • Wear

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