The Stick Motion of a Harmonically Excited, Friction-Induced Oscillator on a Sinusoidally Traveling Surface Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper, the methodology is presented through investigation of a periodically, forced linear oscillator with dry friction, resting on a traveling surface varying with time. The switching conditions for stick motions in non-smooth dynamical systems are obtained. From defined generic mappings, the corresponding criteria for the stick motions are presented through the force product conditions. The analytical prediction of the onset and vanishing of the stick motions is illustrated. Finally, numerical simulations of stick motions are carried out to verify the analytical prediction. The achieved force criteria can be applied to the other dynamical systems with nonlinear friction forces possessing a CO - discontinuity.

name of conference

  • ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

published proceedings

  • Design Engineering and Computers and Information in Engineering, Parts A and B

author list (cited authors)

  • Luo, A., Gegg, B. C., & Suh, S. S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Luo, Albert CJ||Gegg, Brandon C||Suh, Steve S

publication date

  • January 2006