Non-equilibrium thermodynamical framework for rate- and state-dependent friction

P. Ván, Noa Mitsui, Takahiro Hatano

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Rate- and state-dependent friction laws for velocity-step and healing are analysed from a thermodynamic point of view. Assuming a logarithmic deviation from steady-state, a unification of the classical Dieterich and Ruina models of rock friction is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-589
Number of pages7
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica: Civil Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Dieterich law
  • Rock friction
  • Ruina law
  • Staeady state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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