A method based on the energy principle is introduced to calculate the friction force in a quasi-static sliding process with two flat elastic surfaces of the same metal. The energy dissipation mechanism during the process is analyzed with IO model. The results show that the friction force is proportional to the standard interfacial potential energy barrier and the real contact area. The numerically calculated friction force is also compared with the experimental data.
Volume Subject Area:Nanotribology
Keywords:Calculation, Friction force, Energy dissipation
Topics:Energy dissipation, Friction
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