Hysteretic effects of dry friction: modelling and experimental studies

Jerzy Wojewoda, Andrzej Stefanski, Marian Wiercigroch, Tomasz Kapitaniak

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In this paper, the phenomena of hysteretic behaviour of friction force observed during experiments are discussed. On the basis of experimental and theoretical analyses, we argue that such behaviour can be considered as a representation of the system dynamics. According to this approach, a classification of friction models, with respect to their sensitivity on the system motion characteristic, is introduced. General friction modelling of the phenomena accompanying dry friction and a simple yet effective approach to capture the hysteretic effect are proposed. Finally, the experimental results are compared with the numerical simulations for the proposed friction model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-765
Number of pages19
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences
Issue number1866
Early online date18 Oct 2007
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2008


  • dry friction
  • hysteresis
  • modelling
  • experiment
  • forced oscillator
  • tangenital force
  • contact
  • simulation
  • system
  • velocities
  • vibrations
  • dynamics
  • behavior
  • coulomb


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