Relationship between Slip Resistance of Shoe Sole and Materials and Floor Conditions
Relationship between slip resistance of shoe sole and materials and floor conditions was studied by Mark II slipmeter in order to improve the slip resistance of shoe sole. The results indicate that all the materials of shoe sole and floor and the lubrication conditions of floor can affect the slip resistance of shoe sole. whereas the influence of the lubrication conditions of floor is more significant than the other two factors. Friction coefficient of rubber was highest in the three shoe sole materials. Friction coefficient of terrazzo was highest in the three floor materials. That is to say that the slip resistance of rubber is best in the three tested materials and the slip resistance of terrazzo is best in the three floor materials. Friction coefficient of oil condition was lowest among the three floor conditions and the probability of slips was very high.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
L. X. Jia and Q. F. Zhang, "Relationship between Slip Resistance of Shoe Sole and Materials and Floor Conditions", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1098-1101, 2011