Time-dependent hysteresis friction behaviors of linear rolling bearings

  • Yinhu Xi
  • Yang Zhao
  • Roland Larsson
  • Junhong MaoEmail author


Hysteresis friction behaviors of linear rolling bearings (LRBs) are important for precision positioning applications, which are related to the displacement and the traversed trajectory history within pre-rolling friction region. Although these behaviors have been pointed out in literature, the time dependence of transient hysteresis friction behaviors has not been reported before. In this work, the effects of initial conditions induced by the applied forces prior to commencement of the hysteresis motion are considered, which are denoted by the differences between the magnitudes of positive endpoints and the magnitudes of negative endpoints of virgin curves for the obtained asymmetrical hysteresis loops. The evolution of the time dependence is denoted by the decaying of the differences with the increasing dwell time. The effects of the damping and the junction growth during the dwell time are used to explain the time-dependent hysteresis friction behaviors of the LRB. The experiments of higher preload and lubrication-free conditions have been implemented as well, and the results indicate that the conditions are positive to diminish the time-dependent hysteresis friction behaviors.


Hysteresis friction Pre-rolling Linear rolling bearings Time dependent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yinhu Xi
    • 1
  • Yang Zhao
    • 1
  • Roland Larsson
    • 2
  • Junhong Mao
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Theory of Lubrication and Bearing Institute, Key Laboratory of Education Ministry for Modern Design and Rotor-Bearing SystemXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Division of Machine ElementsLuleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden

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