Parameters Affecting the Kinetic Friction of Ice

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M. Akkok, C. M. McC. Ettles, S. J. Calabrese

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering & Mechanics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590

J. Tribol 109(3), 552-559 (Jul 01, 1987) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261503 History: Received March 10, 1986; Online October 29, 2009


A study of the mechanics of ice friction was performed in which various theoretical models were compared to experimental results. Analytical models indicate that ice friction is affected by load, speed, ambient temperature, and thermal properties of the counterface material. All four parameters were varied and the results compared to analytical models with additional study using regression analysis. Conclusions indicate that under some conditions the friction of ice is subject to a thermal control mechanism.

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