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# RE: Coefficient of Friction

• To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
• Subject: RE: Coefficient of Friction
• From: "YI" <YI(--nospam--at)summit-sr.com>
• Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 13:25:19 -0800

Thanks for the response.

I actually found those web references but was looking for something more
"formal", something I can quote from to prove my case.

I'm trying to prove to the city of LA how the steel shipping containers
behaves under high wind, when they are laying on the dock / ground.

Speaking of that, what about the coefficient of friction between steel
and soil? (that's a pretty broad question I guess)

Y i   Y a n g  P. E.
Summit Engineering Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 12:06 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Coefficient of Friction

>From my statics book (Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics by Beer
and Johnston), coefficient of static friction between metal and stone
(don't have between metal and concrete):  0.30-0.70

For the following website:

6

coefficient of friction per the Australian Bridge Design Code is 0.5.

>From an old SEAINT post:

http://revobiz.dyndns.org/group/seaint/2001a/msg01976.html

the coefficient of friction per ACI 349-97, Appendix B is 0.4.

>From the following website:

http://www.supercivilcd.com/FRICTION.htm

the coefficient of friction is 0.45.

To get the websites, I did a search on Google for ["coefficient of
friction" AND steel AND concrete].  Everything in the [] brackets was my
search phrase.

HTH,

Scott
Ypsianti, MI

On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, YI wrote:

> Does anyone has a reference for the coefficient of friction between
> steel and concrete?  I only found the steel to steel coefficient of
> friction in the "civil engineering reference manual for the pe exam"
> by Lindeburg, 7th edition.  TIA
>
> Y i   Y a n g  P. E.
> Summit Engineering Inc.
> Santa Rosa, CA
>
>

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