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Introduction

Abstract:

When the surfaces of two objects are placed in contact and allowed to slide, there is resistance to the motion. This resistance is the friction that is experienced whenever one solid body moves over another. Vibration is the oscillation motion of objects. Friction and vibration interact with each other in a dynamical system with sliding interface. There is no universally accepted theory in tribology to cover general friction phenomena. Friction-induced vibrations are generally time-varying, nonlinear and stochastic. Tribology and mechanical vibration used to be two distinct fields. However, with the recent rapid developments in the area of friction–vibration interactions, engineers and scientists are starting to combine ...

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