A simple friction factor has been devised to characterize the frictional properties of textile materials. The friction factor enables universal comparisons among different textile materials. A poly(methyl methacrylate) sled has been used as a standard friction substrate to characterize the friction of a woven cotton fabric. The influence of the velocity of testing on the frictional characteristics has been studied in detail with the novel friction factor. This study elaborates the relationship between the speed of testing and the new fabric friction factor.
- Structure-property relationships