Coefficient of Friction

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Coefficient of friction depends upon type of movement, finish of mating surface, ambient temperature, bearing pressure, velocity and other variables. Figs. 1,2, and 3 were obtained from flat specimens and may be used as a guide. Note in Fig. 1 that the coefficient drops off as bearing load increases. This offers the advantage of using the smallest bearing sizes to obtain the least amount of friction. Fig. 3 shows the coefficient of friction increasing as surface velocity increases from 2-20 FPM. This feature is particularly valuable for vehicle steering systems.