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Transient Effects in Friction

Fractal Asperity Creep

  • Novel friction model enables reader to build friction simulations with accuracy

  • For readers from mechatronics, the book reveals the surface physics underlying friction

  • The reader can derive friction parameters from bulk material constants, making modeling easier and cheaper


Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Andreas Goedecke
    Pages 1-16
  3. Andreas Goedecke
    Pages 17-39
  4. Andreas Goedecke
    Pages 41-60
  5. Andreas Goedecke
    Pages 61-74
  6. Andreas Goedecke
    Pages 75-117
  7. Andreas Goedecke
    Pages 119-162
  8. Andreas Goedecke
    Pages 163-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-197

About this book


Transient friction effects determine the behavior of a wide class of mechatronic systems. Classic examples are squealing brakes, stiction in robotic arms, or stick-slip in linear drives. To properly design and understand mechatronic systems of this type, good quantitative models of transient friction effects are of primary interest.
The theory developed in this book approaches this problem bottom-up, by deriving the behavior of macroscopic friction surfaces from the microscopic surface physics. The model is based on two assumptions: First, rough surfaces are inherently fractal, exhibiting roughness on a wide range of scales. Second, transient friction effects are caused by creep enlargement of the real area of contact between two bodies.
This work demonstrates the results of extensive Finite Element analyses of the creep behavior of surface asperities, and proposes a generalized multi-scale area iteration for calculating the time-dependent real contact between two bodies. The toolset is then demonstrated both for the reproduction of a variety of experimental results on transient friction as well as for system simulations of two example systems.


Creep Behavior of Surface Asperities Rough Surfaces transient friction

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Siemens AGSiemens Corporate TechnologyMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transient Effects in Friction
  • Book Subtitle Fractal Asperity Creep
  • Authors Andreas Goedecke
  • Series Title Engineering Materials
  • Series Abbreviated Title Engineering Materials
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7091-1505-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7091-1686-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-1506-0
  • Series ISSN 1612-1317
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-1212
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 197
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
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