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Size-scale effects on the friction coefficient

Carpinteri, Alberto and Paggi, Marco Size-scale effects on the friction coefficient. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 42 (9–10). 2901 - 2910. ISSN 0020-7683 (2005)

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An overview of the classical friction laws holding at the macro-scale and the new developments at the nano-level are proposed. Furthermore, two opposite phenomena are addressed: the former concerning the apparent weakness of the San Andreas fault, the latter regarding the strong frictional behavior which appears at the nano-scale. An interpretation of these size effects on the friction coefficient is attempted making use of the renormalization group procedure which allows to explain the frictional phenomena over all the scales.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2004.10.001
Uncontrolled Keywords: Friction; Contact; Fractals; Geomechanics; Scale effects
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Prof Marco Paggi
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2013 10:04
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 09:20
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1936

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