Stick-slip motion and phase transition in a block-spring system

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    We study numerically stick slip motions in a model of blocks and springs being pulled slowly. The sliding friction is assumed to change dynamically with a state variable. The transition from steady sliding to stick-slip is subcritical in a single block and spring system. However, we find that the transition is continuous in a long chain of blocks and springs. The size distribution of stick-slip motions exhibits a power law at the critical point.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-73
    Number of pages5
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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