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RESEARCH PAPERS

Rolling Friction, I—Historical Introduction

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Mayo D. Hersey

Brown University, Providence, R. I.

J. of Lubrication Tech 91(2), 260-263 (Apr 01, 1969) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3554908 History: Received October 17, 1967; Online August 23, 2011

Abstract

The earlier experiments on rolling friction are reviewed in this paper. It covers the period from Coulomb in 1785 to Whittemore and Petrenko in 1921, preceding the author’s work. Test data on solid cylinders as well as railway and wagon wheels are compared.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
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