A Study on the Friction Characteristics of Vulcanized Natural Rubber Plate

가황된 천연고무 판재의 마찰특성에 관한 연구

  • Kim, D.J. (Rubber Mechanics Lab., Korea institute of Machinery and Materials) ;
  • Nah, C. (School of Advanced Materials, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Y.S. (Dept. of Mechanical Design Engineering, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, W.D. (Rubber Mechanics Lab., Korea institute of Machinery and Materials)
  • Published : 2001.06.30


The friction characteristics of natural rubber plates under various conditions including sliding speed, normal force, hardness, lubrication conditions and thickness of plate are analyzed experimentally. The frictional force and normal force are measured by a tester pin and a load ceil with strain gages. Experimental results suggest that the coefficient of friction decreases with increasing the hardness of rubber and decreasing the thickness of plate. The effect of sliding speed is not significant over the speed range employed. The coefficient of friction is found to be about 0.1 under oil lubrication condition and varies from 0.9 to 3.9 under no lubrication condition.