Imperial College London

Dr Tom Reddyhoff

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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BibTex format

author = {Putignano, C and Reddyhoff, T and Dini, D},
doi = {10.1016/j.triboint.2016.03.018},
journal = {Tribology International},
pages = {338--343},
title = {The influence of temperature on viscoelastic friction properties},
url = {},
volume = {100},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Viscoelastic friction strongly depends on temperature, which determines the material stiffness and, therefore, given a constant load, the volume that is deformed and dissipates energy. We compare the results obtained by a numerical approach introduced by Carbone and Putignano (2013) [1] with measurements that separate viscoelastic losses from Coulomb contribution. This is done for a range of temperatures. We show that viscoelastic friction curves for different temperatures can be arranged into a single master curve using a frequency shift coefficient, which can be found from the characterization of the viscoelastic material response. This shows that it is possible to accurately (a) use dynamic material analysis data to extrapolate viscoelastic friction measurements to values outside the tested range, and (b) use a tribometer to obtain fundamental viscoelastic material properties.
AU - Putignano,C
AU - Reddyhoff,T
AU - Dini,D
DO - 10.1016/j.triboint.2016.03.018
EP - 343
PY - 2016///
SN - 0301-679X
SP - 338
TI - The influence of temperature on viscoelastic friction properties
T2 - Tribology International
UR -
UR -
VL - 100
ER -