This video guides through solving rough contact problem using TriboSolver Desktop Application. As real surfaces are never ideally flat, roughness plays a determining role in most of tribological contact. Thus, solution of rough contact problem is fundamental in contact mechanics and tribological analysis. TriboSolver allows setting up such simulation easily and offers fast and robust solution.
Note: following surface roughness file was used in the simulation and can be downloaded to repeat the considered case: Gaussian Surface Roughness Profile
This video is a step by step tutorial to solve Hertzian elliptical contact problem using TriboSolver Desktop Application. Analytical solution for this problem exists, thus the main goal of this tutorial is to give a quick overview of the TriboSolver Desktop Application and to help a user to get started.
TriboSolver Desktop Application is a software for tribological analysis. The software is a set of umerical and semi-analytical models which are bundled into a intuitive and easy to use user interface. Main numerical algorithm involved in the simulations is Boundary Element Method which allows for fast, yet accurate solutions.