Coefficients of Friction

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What has the highest coefficient of kinetic friction, steel on polyethylene, rubber on polyethylene, or polyethylene on polyethylene?
 

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Simon Bridge
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That would be infinity ... ie. complete classical adhesion.
The "coefficiant of friction" is just a model.
 
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Nidum
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The "coefficient of friction" is just a model.
Commonly known as the ' coefficient of fiction ' in engineering .

Actual friction forces as measured for real sliding surfaces are often far different from calculated values .
 

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