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Adaptive Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Study of Friction of Silica at Micronscale
Le Van SangAkihiko YanoAi OsakaNatsuko SugimuraHitoshi Washizu
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2020 Volume 15 Issue 4 Pages 259-264


The paper focuses on examining agreement of the adaptive smoothed particle hydrodynamics (ASPH) in the investigation of the sliding friction of silica at micronscale throughout observation of several friction characteristics. It is found that the ASPH approach well presents the friction of micronscale silica due to agreement of the friction coefficient and the applied load-friction coefficient relationship between the present results and the previously experimental reports. The shape of the particle modeled in the ASPH almost does not effect on the detected results for the hard system due to the very slight variation of the particles during the sliding. However, the variation of the particles can explain for the discrepancy between the stick time and the slip time and the unsharp change between the stick state and the slip one. The study is also extended for the contacts of the two sinusoidal rough surfaces and finds that the friction coefficient is almost independent of the wavelength while it linearly increases with the amplitude.

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