Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

48, 2, pp. 465-478, Warsaw 2010

Analysis of damping of vibrations through a frictional damper

Zbigniew Skup
This paper presents a study of damping of non-linear vibrations in a one-degree-of freedom model of a mechanical system containing a friction damper. The vibrations of the system due to harmonic excitation is considered on the assumption of uniformly varying frequency and a constant amplitude of the exciting force. The simultaneous phenomenon of structural friction (passive damping) has been considered as well. The problem is considered on the assumption of a uniform unit pressure distribution between contacting surfaces of the friction conic inner and outer rings. The aim of the analysis is to asses the influence of angular acceleration, amplitude of the exciting force and the reduced mass on resonance curves during the start-off. The equations of motion of the examined system were solved by means of the Krylov-Bogolubov-Mitropolski method and digital simulation.
Keywords: friction damper; structural friction; non-linear vibrations; resonance curves; starting-off vibrations