Shear Strength and Polymer Friction

  • Laird C. Towle
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 5)


The friction coefficient of thin polymer sheets under high loads can be accounted for by a simple extension of the adhesion theory of friction in which the pressure dependence of the shear strength of the polymer is taken into consideration. Recent measurements on polypropylene films, as well as earlier data on several other polymers, are used to illustrate these ideas.


Shear Strength Friction Coefficient Polymer Film Pressure Dependence Crystalline Polymer 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laird C. Towle
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  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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