Coupled systems with frictional interface subjected to periodic loading may lead to either shakedown or cyclic slip depending on the initial condition. In this paper, we explore the phenomena in the context of the simplest coupled system involving two contact nodes, and findings show the possibility that a reduced form of Melan’s theorem might apply to such systems under suitable restrictions on the loading factor.

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