English Abstract

Tribology (The Science and Technology of Friction, Wear and Lubrication)
-The Elementary Knowledge to Application, and the Latest Progress-
2. Friction Phenomena

Yoshitaka UCHIYAMA
Professor Emeritus, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2016),89(11),341-346 General Review in Japanese

The sliding friction of materials, such as metals and elastomers, are affected by the contact area, shear strength, sliding speed, temperature, etc. Especially elastomers are affected by their viscoelastic properties. The friction mechanisms of metals and elastomers are explained in this article.

Keywords: Tribology, Friction, Contact Area, Sliding Friction, Metal, Elastomer