stick-slip friction

stick-slip friction

[′stik ‚slip ‚frik·shən]
(mechanics)
Friction between two surfaces that are alternately at rest and in motion with respect to each other.
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1985), Computer simulation of stick-slip friction in mechanical dynamic systems.
Bowden was the first to indicate there are two types of friction, namely stick-slip friction and smooth sliding friction (6) and he studied the nature of solid surfaces and techniques for determining their topography and structure (7), (8).
For decades, physicists have assumed that stick-slip friction arises from the fact that friction falls with increasing sliding velocity.