On the Frequency Behaviour, Stability and Isolation Properties of Dry Friction Oscillators

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This paper proposes a new approach to the frequency responses of one-degree-of-freedom oscillators subject to periodic excitations in presence of mixed dry-viscous friction. The idea is to get free from the analysis of one fixed system by letting the physical parameters cover their own whole ranges and investigating the various behavioural aspects of wide classes of oscillators. The existence, uniqueness and stability of the steady-state solutions are analysed in detail, assuming different coefficients of static and sliding friction. The possible arising of motions characterized by anti-periodic asymmetry or multi-stick oscillations is enlightened and maps of the system behaviour are presented. A study on transmissibility shows the favourable features of dry friction isolators in the high-frequency range.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-75
Publication statusPublished - 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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