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47 Lecture 6 Friction Tangential forces generated between contacting surfaces are called friction forces and occur to some degree in the interaction between all real surfaces. whenever a tendency exists for one contacting surface to slide along another surface, the friction forces developed are always in a direction to oppose this tendency In some types of machines and processes we want to minimize the retarding effect of friction forces. Examples are bearings of all types, power screws, gears, the flow of fluids in pipes, and the propulsion of aircraft and missiles through the atmosphere. In other situations we wish to maximize the effects of friction, as in brakes, clutches, belt drives, and wedges. Wheeled vehicles depend on friction for both starting and stopping, and ordinary walking depends on friction between the shoe and the ground. Friction forces are present throughout nature and exist in all machine so matter how accurately constructed or carefully lubricated. A machine or process in which friction is small enough to be neglected is said to be ideal. When friction must be taken into account, the machine or process is termed real. In all real cases where there is sliding motion between parts, the friction forces result in a loss of energy which is dissipated in the form of heat. Wear is another effect of friction. Friction Phenomena Types of Friction (a) Dry Friction . Dry friction occurs when the unlubricated surfaces of two solids are in contact under a condition of sliding or a tendency to slide. A friction force tangent to the surfaces of contact occurs both during the interval leading up to impending slippage and while slippage takes place. The direction of this friction force always opposes the motion or impending motion. This type of friction is also called Coulomb friction. The principles of dry or Coulomb friction were developed largely from the experiments of Coulomb in 1781 and from the work of Morin from 1831 to 1834. Although we do not yet have a comprehensive theory of dry friction, in Art. 6/3 we describe an analytical model sufficient to handle the vast majority of problems involving dry friction. (b) Fluid Friction . Fluid friction occurs when adjacent layers fluid (liquid or gas) are moving at different velocities. This motion causes frictional forces between fluid elements, and these forces depend on the relative velocity between layers. When there is no relative velocity, there is no fluid friction. Fluid friction depends not only on the velocity gradients within the fluid but also on the viscosity of the fluid, which is a measure of its resistance to shearing action between fluid layers. Fluid friction is treated in the study of fluid mechanics and will not be discussed further in this book. (c) Internal Friction
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2010 for the course ME mechanics- taught by Professor M1 during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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