Accession Number:

AD0633985

Title:

THE MUTUALITY OF STATIC AND KINETIC FRICTION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y BENET LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An experiment was performed, the object of which was to observe directly the dependence of static friction force magnitudes upon the static contact time. Not only was there a complete lack of evidence that such a time-dependency exists, but in addition there were no static or starting friction forces which were observed to be greater than all the forces observed during subsequent sliding contact. A possible explanation for the contrary observations is given and is supported by results of a second experiment in which extensive sliding contact on a microscopic scale was observed prior to gross visible sliding. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE