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Adhesion and Friction for Three Tire Tread Compounds

Apollo Tyres Global R&D B.V., P.O. Box 3795, 7500 DT|Colosseum 2, 7521 PT Enschede, The Netherlands
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Lubricants 2019, 7(3), 20;
Received: 29 January 2019 / Revised: 14 February 2019 / Accepted: 16 February 2019 / Published: 26 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adhesion, Friction and Lubrication of Viscoelastic Materials)
We study the adhesion and friction for three tire tread rubber compounds. The adhesion study is for a smooth silica glass ball in contact with smooth sheets of the rubber in dry condition and in water. The friction studies are for rubber sliding on smooth glass, concrete, and asphalt road surfaces. We have performed the Leonardo da Vinci-type friction experiments and experiments using a linear friction tester. On the asphalt road, we also performed vehicle breaking distance measurements. The linear and non-linear viscoelastic properties of the rubber compounds were measured in shear and tension modes using two different Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) instruments. The surface topography of all surfaces was determined using stylus measurements and scanned-in silicon rubber replicas. The experimental data were analyzed using the Persson contact mechanics and rubber friction theory. View Full-Text
Keywords: rubber friction; adhesion; contact mechanics rubber friction; adhesion; contact mechanics
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Tolpekina, T.V.; Persson, B.N.J. Adhesion and Friction for Three Tire Tread Compounds. Lubricants 2019, 7, 20.

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