Deformation Properties of Friction Junctions

  title={Deformation Properties of Friction Junctions},
  author={J. A. Greenwood and David Tabor},
This paper describes and experimental investigation of the mechanism of sliding friction by shearing large-scale models of friction junctions under conditions where no normal displacements are allowed. This condition, as A P. Green first pointed out, must hold in steady sliding. Experiments have been performed simulating the cases of very strong adhesion, weak adhesion, and lubricated sliding with very little adhesion. The results are in good qualitative agreement with the theoretical solutions… CONTINUE READING