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Justin Ludcke
05-09-2001, 05:15 PM
Biomch-L Colleagues,

I have been looking at Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) foams used as a soft
padding on certain water sport equipment.There are also certain types of
Polyethylene (PE) that are used. I was looking to find an estimate of the
coefficient of friction between these soft, 'rubberised' foams and the
human foot in both wet and dry conditions. I have searched on the net with
little success and most literature that I have found on these type of foams
lies in the footwear field and thus the coefficient of friction studied is
the footwear to surface interface rather than the foot to foam interface. I
was wondering whether anyone knew of any research that might help me.

Your help would be greatly appreciated and a summary will be posted.

Thanks,
Justin


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Justin Ludcke
PhD Student
School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
Queensland University of Technology
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane Q 4001
AUSTRALIA

Ph: +61 7 3864 2980
Mobile: +61 410 652 260
Fax: +61 7 3864 1469
Email : j.ludcke@qut.edu.au
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