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Heat value to friction value

  1. Nov 4, 2015 #1
    For my final year project at uni, I am designing a new racquet grip. Past of investigating current products, I am going to test the friction properties of current grips. My plan is to rub a number of grips for a set time and then, using a heat sensor gun, measure the grips heat.

    My question is, what formula(s) should I use to take this heat value and calculate a meaningful friction value? It is very likely i wont know the specific materials of the grips tested
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  3. Nov 4, 2015 #2


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    That seems like an experiment with a lot of opportunity for error, heat capacity, heat transfer coefficient, emissivity etc will all affect you results for the worse.
    Why can't you use the traditional friction coefficient experiment? (ie a block & ramp)
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