Influence of Test Conditions and Couple Materials on Frictional Characteristic of Polymeric Materials
Frictional characteristic of three kinds of polymeric material was studied by Mark II slipmeter under the condition of different couple materials and test conditions in order to understand the frictional mechanism of people’s walking deeply and decrease the probability of accidents caused by slips and falls. The results indicate that test conditions and couple materials influent friction characteristic of polymeric materials but the influence of test conditions is more significant. In the three test conditions, the friction coefficient of dry condition is highest and that of oil condition is lowest. The friction coefficient of polymeric materials on different floor samples had different trend indicated that there was interaction between shoe sole samples and floor samples.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
L. X. Jia et al., "Influence of Test Conditions and Couple Materials on Frictional Characteristic of Polymeric Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 684-687, 2011