Generalized master curve procedure for elastomer friction taking into account dependencies on velocity, temperature and normal force

Valentin L. Popov, Lars Voll, Stephan Kusche, Qiang Li, Svetlana V. Rozhkova

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The friction between an elastomer and a rigid substrate may depend on a large number of system and loading parameters. Based on a general structure of the law of friction, we propose a generalized master curve procedure for elastomer friction where the significant governing parameter – indentation depth (or normal force) was taken into account. Unlike the generation of the classical master curve by horizontal shifting of dependence “friction - logarithm of velocity” for different temperatures, in the case of various indentation depth the shifting in both horizontal and vertical direction is required. We experimentally investigated coefficient of friction of elastomer on sliding velocity for different indentation depths and temperatures, and generated a ‘master curve’ according to this hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-380
Number of pages5
JournalTribology International
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018



  • Coefficient of friction
  • Elastomer friction
  • Master curve
  • Normal force

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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