WIT Press


On Friction Behavior Of Rubber On Concrete Surfaces

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON010051

Volume

32

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

781 kb

Author(s)

W.N. Liu, T. Huemer, J. Eberhardsteiner & H.A. Mang

Abstract

On friction behavior of rubber on concrete surfaces W.N. Liu, T. Huemer, J. Eberhardsteiner & H.A. Mang Institute for Strength of Materials, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Abstract The friction behavior of rubber materials on various contact surfaces is strongly affected by the contact pressure and the relative sliding velocity. Based on a great number of experiments of rubber block moving on concrete surfaces, a friction law is presented in this paper. It is characterized by a de- pendence on contact pressure and sliding velocity. The identification of the required parameters of this friction law was done by means of a least-square method followed by re-analyses of the experiments. Numerical examples are used to investigate the friction behavior of rubber materials on wet concrete. 1 Introduction The improvement of the performance of tires is still mainly done empiri- cally by means of time-consuming and expensive test series which are also strongly influenced by the atmos

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