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BibTex format

author = {Fantetti, A and Tamatam and Volvert and Laval and Liu and Salles, L and Brake, M and Schwingshackl, C and Nowell, D},
doi = {10.1016/j.triboint.2019.05.023},
journal = {Tribology International},
pages = {111--124},
title = {The impact of fretting wear on structural dynamics: experiment and simulation},
url = {},
volume = {138},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - This paper investigates the effects of fretting wear on frictional contacts. A high frequency friction rig is used to measure the evolution of hysteresis loops, friction coefficient and tangential contact stiffness over time. This evolution of the contact parameters is linked to significant changes in natural frequencies and damping of the rig. Hysteresis loops are replicated by using a Bouc-Wen modified formulation, which includes wear to simulate the evolution of contact parameters and to model the evolving dynamic behaviour of the rig. A comparison of the measured and predicted dynamic behaviour demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed approach and highlights the need to consider wear to accurately capture the dynamic response of a system with frictional joints over its lifetime.
AU - Fantetti,A
AU - Tamatam
AU - Volvert
AU - Laval
AU - Liu
AU - Salles,L
AU - Brake,M
AU - Schwingshackl,C
AU - Nowell,D
DO - 10.1016/j.triboint.2019.05.023
EP - 124
PY - 2019///
SN - 0301-679X
SP - 111
TI - The impact of fretting wear on structural dynamics: experiment and simulation
T2 - Tribology International
UR -
UR -
VL - 138
ER -