Friction Dynamics

Friction Dynamics

Principles and Applications

1st Edition - July 20, 2016

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  • Authors: Xiandong Liu, Gang Sheng Chen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081002834
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081002858

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Friction Dynamics: Principles and Applications introduces readers to the basic principles of friction dynamics, which are presented in a unified theoretical framework focusing on some of the most important engineering applications. The book's chapters introduce basic concepts and analytical methods of friction dynamics, followed by sections that explore the fundamental principles of frictions. Concluding chapters focus on engineering applications in brake dynamics, the friction dynamics of rods used in oil suck pump systems, and the friction impact dynamics of rotors. This book provides comprehensive topics and up-to-date results, also presenting a thorough account of important advancements in friction dynamics which offer insights into varied dynamic phenomena, helping readers effectively design and fabricate stable and durable friction systems and components for various engineering and scientific friction dynamical systems.

Key Features

  • Investigates the most critical engineering and scientific applications
  • Provides the most comprehensive reference of its kind
  • Offers a systematic treatment and a unified framework
  • Explores cutting-edge methodologies to address non-stationary, non-linear dynamics and control


Scientists, engineers, researchers, professors and graduates who are interested in friction dynamical systems.

Table of Contents

    • Related title
    • About the authors
    • Preface
    • Chapter 1. Introduction
      • 1.1. Definitions of Friction, Dynamics, and Friction Dynamics
      • 1.2. Significances and Challenges of Studies on Friction Dynamics
      • 1.3. Organization of the Book
    • Chapter 2. Vibrations and Advanced Dynamics
      • 2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2. Linear Vibrations Under Deterministic Excitations
      • 2.3. SDOF System
      • 2.4. Linear MDOF System
      • 2.5. Vibration of Continuous Systems
      • 2.6. Random Vibrations
      • 2.7. Nonlinear Vibration Systems
      • 2.8. Advanced Dynamics
    • Chapter 3. Friction
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Contact Between Two Solid Surfaces
      • 3.3. Friction Between Two Solid Surfaces
    • Chapter 4. Friction Dynamics of Vehicle Brake Systems
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Brake Systems and Friction Dynamics
      • 4.3. Numerical Analysis of Friction Dynamics of Brakes
    • Chapter 5. Friction Dynamics of Oil-Well Drill Strings and Sucker Rods
      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. Drilling System
      • 5.3. Dynamics of Drill Strings
      • 5.4. Friction Dynamics of Coupled Axial and Torsional Modes
      • 5.5. Friction Whirl
      • 5.6. Fully Coupled Dynamics With Friction
      • 5.7. Friction Dynamics of Sucker Rods
    • Chapter 6. Friction Dynamics and Diagnosis of Rotor Systems
      • 6.1. Introduction
      • 6.2. Mechanism and Models of Rub-Impact Between Rotor and Stator
      • 6.3. Complex Dynamic Response of a Rotor System With Rub-Impact
      • 6.4. Stability and Hopf Bifurcation of a Rub-Impact Jeffcott Rotor System With Imbalance
      • 6.5. Fault Diagnosis of the Rotor System With Rub-Impact
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2016
  • Published: July 20, 2016
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081002834
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081002858

About the Authors

Xiandong Liu

Xiandong Liu is an Automotive Engineering Professor based at the Automotive Engineering School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, P.R China. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Jilin University and his Ph. D from Beihang University, P.R China. His research interests include mechanical system dynamics, noise and vibration control, strength analysis and lightweight design.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, P.R. China

Gang Sheng Chen

Gang Sheng Chen is the J. Robert Fletcher Associate Professor of Engineering at College of IT & Engineering, Marshall University, USA, and received his Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research has been focused on dynamics, acoustics and tribology with applications in mechanical, automotive, mechatronics and structural systems. He is the author of more than 90 books, book chapters and journal papers, and is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers International, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His industry experience includes being the principal engineer and group leader for SONY Corp. Singapore Research Laboratory, the advisory scientist for IBM Corp. Tech Division in San Jose, California, and a research scientist for Gates Corp. Tech Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. He has twenty years’ experience in the area of friction dynamics with applications in data storage systems and vehicle systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

J. Robert Fletcher Associate Professor, College of IT & Engineering, Marshall University, USA

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