Threshold fracture energy in solid particle erosion: improved estimate for a rigid indenter impacting an elastic medium
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The case of a single erosion impact is considered. The paper improves and extends the results from Argatov and Mishuris (Philos Mag 93:2485, 2013), where a lower bound for the threshold fracture energy of a rigid axisymmetric indenter was obtained based on the notion of incubation time prior to fracture. In the presented study we define an exact value for the initial energy required for fracture initiation and compare it with previous results. The incubation time based fracture criterion is utilized in order to locate the time of the initial fracture, along with the associated radial position. A brief examination of the effects of different particle parameters on the initial fracture is conducted.
KeywordsErosion Incubation time Threshold fracture energy Blunt impact
Yu.P. acknowledges Saint-Petersburg State University for research grants 126.96.36.1994 and 6.39.319.2014. G.M. and D.P. gratefully acknowledge the support of the European Union Seventh Framework Marie Curie Programme PARM-2 (project reference: PIAP-GA-2012-284544-PARM2), and M.W. acknowledges the European Union FP7 project INTERCER2 (reference: PIAP-GA-2011-286110-INTERCER2). All authors would like to thank Prof. I. Argatov and Prof. S. Mikhailov for their useful discussions and insightful comments.
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