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    Discussion in 'Calculations' started by Pete, Sep 15, 2009.

    1. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Me again,

      Does anyone know, or know of a database where i can find out the co-efficient of friction of rubber wheels on carpet?

      Thanks again!

      P.
       
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    3. aknotley

      aknotley Active Member

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      I too would be interested to know where this kind of info might be available.
       
    4. vargasjc

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      I too would like to know if there is such a database.
       
    5. mvalenti

      mvalenti Well-Known Member

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      My suggestion would be to conduct some experiments on your own... Run to your local carpet installer and raid thier dumpster for materials...

      you probably know what to do from there... but if not..

      http://www.school-for-champions.com/sci ... f_ramp.htm

      -Let me know how you make out or if I'm too late..
       
    6. ConnectUTS

      ConnectUTS Active Member

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      Pete:

      There are lot of variables which will govern the CoF between carpet and rubber that the possibility of finding the numbers for your exact application are very slim. The variables include:

      1. Type of rubber - NBR, EPDM, Latex, SBR, etc.
      2. Carpet material - nylon, polyester, natural fibers, etc.
      3. Type of pile - loop, shag, woven, etc.
      4. Yarn form - mono-filament (like AstroTurf), etc.
      5. Environmental and wear conditions for the carpet

      As others have noted you may need to do some experiments, you may also get some general guidelines from simply looking at direct material to material factors. What is the CoF between say Nylon and SBR?

      Niel
       

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