Latest Friction Stories
For a car to accelerate there has to be friction between the tire and the surface of the road.
Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear.
In an independent March 2013 lab test, SR Max slip resistant shoes proved themselves to be among the most effective slip resistance shoes on the market. Greensboro,
Drs Lewis and Carré in the University's Department of Mechanical Engineering have been measuring the dynamic friction between the material of the ball and the skin on the fingertips and palm, and the mitts that some players choose to wear under different weather conditions.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.