Most of the recently developed methods for predicting the dynamic instabilities of frictional systems couple stochastic algorithms with the finite element method (FEM). They use random variables to model the
uncertainty of input parameters through standard probability laws. Regardless of the fact that advanced numerical schemes are available nowadays, a systematic and accurate method to describe finely the uncertainties upstream the model, and thus predict its response is still missing. In this contribution, we present a data-driven stochastic finite element scheme to predict the dynamic behavior of a rubbing system. The proposed framework relies on data-driven approach and uses four steps. In the first, the measured data are integrated directly, for the uncertainty quantification, by means of the random balance design (RBD). In the second step, the generated stochastic data are evaluated in an iterative way to solve friction-induced
vibration problem. In the third step, the resulted data are reordered in such a way that the corresponding values of each measured input parameters are ranked in ascending order. Finally, the Fourier spectrum is introduced on the reordered results to compute the sensitivity indices. Thus, instead of Monte Carlo-based formalism or Fourier Amplitude Sensitivity Test (FAST), the computational cost of the proposed method is kept down to O(N) with N the number of samples. We investigate the efficiency of the suggested solver on a reduced brake system. Altogether, the suggested procedure achieves excellent accuracy at a much reduced computational time compared to the methods available in the literature.