We have investigated the sliding contact between nominally flat realistic rough surfaces. Using a technique based on filtering we have created well defined non-isotropic rough surfaces with a Gaussian distribution of asperity heights. We have studied the effect of inertia on the separation between sliding rough surfaces and found that inertia due to contacting asperities may substantially affect the separation between two sliding surfaces.

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