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Document ID (ISN)67244
CIS number 96-1483
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Notes scientifiques et techniques 124
Author(s) Tisserand M., Leclercq S., Saulnier H.
Service Ergonomie et Psychologie Industrielle, Section Ergonomie des Postes de Travail
Title Characterization of the friction coefficients of footwear sole elastomers by using material resistance?
Original title Caractérisation du coefficient de frottement des élastomères par la résistance des matériaux [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Dec. 1994. ii, 46p. Illus. 40 ref.
Internet access 96-1483.pdf [in French]
Abstract The intrinsic coefficients of friction of footwear sole elastomers were compared with other mechanical parameters that characterize the products: hardness, strength, strain corresponding to an elongation of 200%. Constraints associated with removing a sample from the product, the multiplicity of relevant factors and the diversity of products on the market made the determination of an intrinsic friction coefficient difficult. Results did, however, confirm tendencies observed in other studies, in conditions that were very often quite different from those used in this study (e.g. hardness of the sole). Other tendencies, such as the evolution of the friction coefficient in terms of the resiliency of the sole, did not agree with previously observed behaviour. This may be due to the specific nature of the friction measurements used in this study, i.e. steel measurement surface and presence of glycerine. Other studies have used rough surfaces, in a wet or dry state.
Descriptors (primary) friction; experimental determination; non-slip soles; evaluation of technique
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection