Volume 92, Number 5, December 2010
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||16 December 2010|
Role of friction-induced torque in stick-slip motion
Physics of Geological Processes, University of Oslo - P.O. Box 1048 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
Accepted: 10 November 2010
We present a minimal quasistatic 1D model describing the kinematics of the transition from static friction to stick-slip motion of a linear elastic block on a rigid plane. We show how the kinematics of both the precursors to frictional sliding and the periodic stick-slip motion are controlled by the amount of friction-induced torque at the interface. Our model provides a general framework to understand and relate a series of recent experimental observations, in particular the nucleation location of micro-slip instabilities and the build-up of an asymmetric field of real contact area.
PACS: 46.55.+d – Tribology and mechanical contacts / 46.50.+a – Fracture mechanics, fatigue and cracks / 81.40.Pq – Friction, lubrication, and wear
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