This contribution deals with the suppression of friction-induced vibrations of a mechanical system. A two-mass system is considered, with the main mass excited by a friction-generated self-excitation force and a smaller second mass attached to the main mass. The parameter of the connecting stiffness between the main mass and the absorber mass is a harmonic function of time and represents a parametric excitation. The purpose of the second mass is to act as a “parametric absorber” and to cancel vibrations. Critical values for the damping parameters of the conventional system are calculated, where the system operates on the stability limit. Analytical and numerical methods are employed to determine the stability of the parameter-excited system. A study for selected parameters shows within which limits friction-induced vibrations can be suppressed effectively by a parametric absorber.

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