Frictional Study of Woven Fabrics: The Relationship between the Friction and Velocity of Testing

D. Hermann, S. S. Ramkumar, P. Seshaiyer, S. Parameswaran

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2420-2424
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 15 2004



  • Fibers
  • Structure-property relationships
  • Surfaces

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