Study of the effect of sliding velocity on the frictional properties of nonwoven fabric substrates

S. S. Ramkumar, A. S. Umrani, D. C. Shelly, R. W. Tock, S. Parameswaran, M. L. Smith

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Frictional properties of nonwoven substrates have been investigated using a sliding friction apparatus. Nonwoven substrates were developed using a modern needle-punching nonwoven technology. The experiment was conducted over a range of applied normal loads. The study was aimed at understanding the effect of testing speeds on the frictional properties of needle-punched nonwoven substrates. Frictional properties were characterized using friction factors, C, n and R. Results indicate that as the speed of the testing increased, frictional resistance increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 2004



  • Frictional properties
  • Nonwoven fabric
  • Normalized friction factor
  • Sliding friction

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