Measuring Friction of Rolling Ball
Name: Kevin P.
How would you calculate friction between a rolling ball
bearing and a hard surface such a PVC pipe/flexible tubing? Is there any
constants, or would we have to calculate it? If so, how?
The mechanics of a sphere rolling across either a hard, soft, or sticky
surface is very complicated. I do not recall seeing it treated in any of
"standard" texts or references.
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