1985), Computer simulation of stick-slip friction
in mechanical dynamic systems.
Bowden was the first to indicate there are two types of friction, namely stick-slip friction
and smooth sliding friction (6) and he studied the nature of solid surfaces and techniques for determining their topography and structure (7), (8).
One of her projects focuses on modeling atomic stick-slip friction
between an atomic force microscope and a substrate.
In last November's issue, page 87, Charlie Carlson described his use of Armorall to reduce the stick-slip friction
of the Formica-on-Teflon bearings of his 20-inch Dobsonian.
For decades, physicists have assumed that stick-slip friction
arises from the fact that friction falls with increasing sliding velocity.