Nonlinear spring model for frictional stick-slip motion
Département de Physique, Laboratoire de Mécanique, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Yaoundé I, B.P., 812 Yaoundé, Cameroun
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Revised: 12 May 2009
Published online: 3 July 2009
Frictional stick-slip dynamics is discussed using a model of one oscillator pulled by a nonlinear spring force. We focus our attention on the nonlinear spring parameter k0. The dynamics of the model is carefully studied, both numerically and analytically. Our numerical investigation, which involves bifurcation diagrams, shows a rich spectrum of dynamical behavior including periodic, quasi-periodic and chaotic states. On the other hand, and for a good selection of parameters , the motion of the particle involves periodic stick-slip, erratic and intermittent motions, characterized by force fluctuations, and sliding. This study suggests that the transition between each of motion strongly depends on the nonlinear parameter k0. The system also displays resonance at fractional frequencies of the oscillator.
PACS: 46.55.+d – Tribology and mechanical contacts / 68.35.Gy – Mechanical properties; surface strains / 81.40.Pq – Friction, lubrication, and wear
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