cone of friction

cone of friction

[¦kōn əv ′frik·shən]
(mechanics)
A cone in which the resultant force exerted by one flat horizontal surface on another must be located when both surfaces are at rest, as determined by the coefficient of static friction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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