1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Adhesive Force of an oscillating surface

  1. Aug 5, 2011 #1
    Hi

    An oscillating plate, something like this:
    [URL]http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/h4.gif[/URL]
    has an adhesive surface.

    Suppose a particle is stuck to the plate, what is the Adhesive Force on the particle over time [equation]

    I know that the break-off force is equal to 10N
    But the adhesive force should vary with the tensile force acting on it, so it must be less than 10N at some time during the periodic oscillation...

    I thought it was equal to normal force experienced by the particle [-mass*(acceleration due to periodic oscillation - gravity)] but would that mean it would double the weight?!!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2017
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Adhesive Force of an oscillating surface
  1. Force on a surface (Replies: 5)

  2. Forced Oscillations (Replies: 3)

  3. Forced oscillation (Replies: 2)

  4. Forced Oscillations (Replies: 3)

Loading...