Effect of Surface Roughness on Slip Resistance of Rubber
In order to decrease accidents of slips and falls, COFs of rubber samples with different surface roughness were measured by Brungraber Mark II. And the correlation coefficients between roughness parameters and COF were calculated. The rusults have shown that the COF increases with surface roughness and the correlation coefficient between Sq and COF is highest. In general, almost all the roughness parameters used in the study have high correlation with COF. Parameters had the highest correlation with COF depends on the materials used and test conditions.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
L. X. Jia et al., "Effect of Surface Roughness on Slip Resistance of Rubber", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 1538-1542, 2011