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Rubber Friction Data from Universal Mechanical Tester (UMT)

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posted on 2020-11-23, 16:10 authored by John Hale
This data provides the raw UMT data for a series of rubber slides over dry rough surfaces at two normal loads and velocities. The data shows that by changing the shape of the rubber tested here, a change in dynamic friction is observed.

The provided dataset is made up of an overview Excel file (CompleteData_RFES_Hale) and a file (RawData) which includes the individual raw data files which are mentioned in the overview file. These raw data files are the files directly provided from the UMT.

Static CoF is defined as the initial peak in CoF which occurs at which bulk sliding starts.
Dynamic CoF is defined as the average of CoF readings as bulk sliding is maintained.

Please consult the corresponding research article "Rubber Friction and the Effect of Shape" for more information and detail relating to this dataset.

Full paper can be found at:
Hale, J., Lewis, R., & Carré, M. J. (2020). Rubber friction and the effect of shape. Tribology International, 141.


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