Modeling and identification of nonlinear behavior of friction vibratory separators using iwan model

Document Type : H. Ahmadian Prize


1 Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Arak University of Technology, Arak, IRAN

2 Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, IRAN

3 Ph.D. Candidate, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, IRAN


In some friction vibratory separators, the variations in the vertical forces and slip speed affect the damping rate and behavior of microslip and macroslip friction forces, leading to asymmetry in the force-displacement hysteresis loop diagram. High flexibility in modeling hysteresis loops and physical interpreting of its parameters is the advantage of the Iwan model. However, the effects of slip speed and changed vertical forces on the friction surfaces have not been included in the model. The present study aims to develop the generalized Iwan model by including the effects of slip speed and changed vertical forces on the friction surfaces for modeling the vibratory behavior of friction separators with asymmetric hysteresis. In experimental set-up, a friction separator made by passing a compressed polymer rope through spring is subjected to identification tests at different stimulation frequencies and amplitudes. Finally, the generalized Iwan model is updated to match its output with the results from tests using the genetic algorithm by optimizing the parameters


  • Dynamic characteristics of a separator with frictional contact are investigated.
  • A friction separator made by passing a polymer rope through spring is employed for experiments.
  • The vibratory separators in presence of the vertical forces variations and slip speed are
  • The generalized Iwan is developed for modeling the vibratory behavior of friction separators


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