English Abstract

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

Yoshitaka UCHIYAMA
Professor Emeritus, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2017),90(6),290-295 General Review in Japanese

The frictional properties of rubber when rubbed against the dry glass surface, water lubricated surface, and ice are shown. Especially the mechanisms of friction for natural rubber (NR), butadiene rubber (BR), and NR-BR blends are discussed when they are rubbed against ice under various temperatures and contact pressures.

Keywords: Rubber Friction, Rubber Friction on Ice, Natural Rubber (NR), Butadiene Rubber (BR), NR/BR Blends.