Elastic systems with frictional interfaces subjected to periodic loading are sometimes predicted to 'shake down' in the sense that frictional slip ceases after the first few loading cycles. The similarities in behaviour between such systems and monolithic bodies with elastic-plastic constitutive behaviour have prompted various authors to speculate that Melan's theorem might apply to them - i.e., that the existence of a state of residual stress sufficient to prevent further slip is a sufficient condition for the system to shake down. In this paper, we prove this result for 'complete' contact problems in the discrete formulation (i) for systems with no coupling between relative tangential displacements at the interface and the corresponding normal contact tractions and (ii) for certain two-dimensional problems in which the friction coefficient at each node is less than a certain critical value. We also present counter-examples for all systems that do not fall into these categories, thus giving a definitive statement of the conditions under which Melan's theorem can be used to predict whether such a system will shake down. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Autori interni:||CIAVARELLA, Michele|
|Titolo:||Shakedown in elastic contact problems with Coulomb friction|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2007.06.013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|