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by Ron Kurtus (revised 23 November 2016)

The following material consists of website and book resources on friction.


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Friction Concepts - HyperPhysics

RoyMech (UK) - Friction Factors

Friction - Wikipedia

Types of Friction -

Sliding friction

Normal Force - Wikipedia

Tribology - Wikipedia

Tribometer - device to measure friction and wear

Automobile brake

Coefficient of friction

Friction and Friction Coefficents - Engineering Toolbox

Coefficients of Friction -

The Coefficient of Kinetic Friction - Experiment - Pellissippi State Community College

Coefficient of Friction Equation and Table Chart - Engineers Edge

Rolling friction

Rolling friction and rolling resistance - includes coefficients - Engineering Toolbox

Rolling Friction - simple explanation - Davidson College

Rolling Resistance - mathematical approach - MathWorks

Tire-Road Interaction - equations - MathWorks

Rolling Resistance Equations - derivations - Real World Physics Problems

How Tires Work - How Stuff Works

Rolling Resistance - Wikipedia

Rolling Bearing - Wikipedia

Ball Bearing - Wikipedia

Fluid friction

Fluid Friction concepts - HyperPhysics

Fluid Friction - Viscosity - Wikipedia

Lubrication - Wikipedia

Lubrication - Engineer's Edge

Skin Friction - Parasitic Drag - Wikipedia

Internal Friction - Plasticity - Wikipedia


Top-rated books on Friction Science

Top-rated books on Friction Experiments

Top-rated books on Friction for Children

Friction Science and Technology by Peter J. Blau; Marcel Dekker Pub. (2008)

Friction and Lubrication in Mechanical Design by Ali Seireg; Marcel Dekker Pub. (1998)

Friction and Wear of Materials by Ernest Rabinowicz (1995)

Physics of Sliding Friction (NATO Science Series E:) by B.N. Persson, E. Tosatti; Springer Pub. (1996) $358.00

Control of Machines with Friction (The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science) by Brian Armstrong-Hélouvry; Springer Pub. (1991) $179.00

Tribology: Friction and Wear of Engineering Materials by I. M. Hutchings; CRC Press (1992) $68.88


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