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!

Real Life Situations? Static vs. Kinetic friction

  1. Nov 20, 2006 #1
    Real Life Situations?

    Hey everybody. I was just wondering if there are any real life situations where the static friction of an object will ALWAYS be greater than the kinetic friction. Please let me know! Thanks!
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 20, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Just about any application of dry friction between surfaces will satisfy that requirement. I challenge you to find an example where kinetic friction exceeds the maximum static friction.
  4. Nov 20, 2006 #3
    Your example would be drag, of some form. At sufficient velocities, I imagine every pair of dry surfaces can eventually have kinetic friction exceeding maximum static.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Real Life Situations? Static vs. Kinetic friction