Theory of powdery rubber wear.

  title={Theory of powdery rubber wear.},
  author={B N J Persson},
  journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal},
  volume={21 48},
Rubber wear typically involves the removal of small rubber particles from the rubber surface. On surfaces with not too sharp roughness, e.g. most road surfaces, this involves (slow) crack propagation. In this paper I shall present a theory of mild rubber wear. I shall derive the distribution of wear particle sizes Φ(D), which is in excellent agreement with… CONTINUE READING