A modified LuGre friction model for an accurate prediction of friction force in the pure sliding regime

Ashesh Saha*, Pankaj Wahi, Marian Wiercigroch, Andrzej Stefanski

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We propose a new friction model based on the well known LuGre friction model that can accurately describe the nature of friction force in the gross sliding regime. The modification is based on the responses observed from a single degree-of-freedom friction-induced vibration system. Numerical analysis shows that the friction curve in the gross sliding regime can only show counter clockwise hysteretic loops without violating other essential features. We then develop a new friction model by modifying the LuGre friction model that can describe both clockwise as well as counter clockwise hysteretic loops in the pure sliding domain. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-131
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
Early online date28 Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • dry friction
  • hysteretic effects
  • LuGre model
  • friction-induced vibrations
  • Hopf bifurcation
  • stick-slip process
  • dry-friction
  • trangential force
  • static friction
  • drive system
  • oscillator
  • vibrations
  • contact
  • dynamics
  • behavior

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