Dominic Richter

Hello Dave!

first of all thanks a lot for your support. I will take a close look into the mentioned chapter.
I also thought on splitting it up into a transient thermal part, where I introduce the frictional heat as a function of time on the rubbing surfaces, and introduce this result as a load into a transient structural analysis. The only thing that cant be computed this way is the plastic deformation during heating up since plastic deformation will occur before the final temperature is reached.
Therefore I thought of solving this friction welding problem with a coupled analysis.

Are there any other suggestions or tipps regarding this problem?