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RE: friction between wood & steel

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The range of static coefficient of friction between wood and metal
is commonly given as 0.2-0.6.  For wet metal and dry wood, the value is
to 0.2.  For wet wood and dry metal, it's closer to 0.6.  If both materials
are dry, the value of mu is somewhere in between.  Of course
it also makes a difference if the wood is soft wood (e.g. pine) or
hard wood (e.g. oak).


David L. Williams, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Arteaga, Ulises [mailto:UARTEAGA(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 9:34 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: friction between wood & steel

Does anybody have info on coefficient of friction between wood & steel?
where can i find it?

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