Sliding Friction and Boundary Lubrication of Snow

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B. Glenne

College of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash. 98195

J. Tribol 109(4), 614-617 (Oct 01, 1987) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261520 History: Received October 15, 1986; Online October 29, 2009


To understand the basic facets of snow tribology, it is necessary to consider dry, wet, compaction, and impact resistances. These mechanisms and their aggregate effect are reviewed and modeled for cold and warm snow temperatures with due consideration of snow moisture and wet lubrication.

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