Non-idealities in fretting contacts

  • Jouko Hintikka Tampere University of Technology
  • Janne Juoksukangas
  • Arto Lehtovaara
  • Tero Frondelius
  • Antti Mäntylä


There is direct link between non-idealities in fretting wear, friction and fretting fatigue, especially in the case of adhesion spots. Friction is not a constant and varies as a function of load cycles and non-Coulomb friction may occur. Fretting wear may lead to material transfer, resulting in tangential fretting scar interactions, and in the long run, wear debris is entrapped and cumulated in the interface. Fatigue failure can occur at low nominal stress amplitudes due to non-Coulomb effects. Novel tools are required component design to fully capture these non-ideal phenomena.

Hintikka, J., Juoksukangas, J., Lehtovaara, A., Frondelius, T., & Mäntylä, A. (2017). Non-idealities in fretting contacts. Rakenteiden Mekaniikka, 50(3), 171-174.