Slip distance as an objective criterion to determine the dominant parameter between static and dynamic COFs

Rohae Myung, James L. Smith, Tom B. Leamon

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Abstract

Dynamic friction seems to be more appropriate as a measure of floor slipperiness. However, static friction has been more commonly used and has been a good measure for non-slippery conditions. Therefore, an experiment was conducted to find the dominant COF (static or dynamic) in non-slippery floors and correlating slip distance with each COF. As a result, slip distance was found to be a good measure to represent floor slipperiness because it was exponentially related with static and dynamic COFs. In conclusion, static COF can be a good parameter in non-slippery conditions for prevention of slips and falls.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors Society
PublisherPubl by Human Factors Soc Inc
Pages738-741
Number of pages4
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting. Part 2 (f 2) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1992 Oct 121992 Oct 16

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OtherProceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting. Part 2 (f 2)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period92/10/1292/10/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Myung, R., Smith, J. L., & Leamon, T. B. (1992). Slip distance as an objective criterion to determine the dominant parameter between static and dynamic COFs. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society (Vol. 1, pp. 738-741). Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc.