Experimental Analysis of Empirical Model for Friction and Wear in Rubber on Dry Concrete




Sah, Hos Narayan

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The aim of this study is to discusses and analyze the empirical models of friction and wear in viscoelastic materials such as rubber by direct comparison with the experimental result and suggest possible ways of corrections and improvement. This study has great importance as we use rubber in various products such as shoe soles, tires, O-rings, wiper blades, gaskets, artificial joints, and so on. This work analyzes the common and widely used models for friction and wear with the help of experimental data, analyzes the limitation, and helps to improve them. Although friction in rubber is an important topic, its complex nature makes it difficult to understand. The complex nature of this problem makes developing a suitable model an expansive and time-consuming process. In this study, experiments were conducted on dry concrete by changing the normal load and sliding velocity for different rubber samples, both natural and SRB rubber, and found that model proposed by Dorsch and Archard had the best performance for friction and wear, respectively.



Rubber, Friction, Wear, Concrete


Sah, H. N. (2021). Experimental analysis of empirical model for friction and wear in rubber on dry concrete (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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