1984-02-01

Friction Factors for Motorcycles Sliding on Various Surfaces 840250

Testing was performed to determine the effective coefficient of friction (friction factor) for two motorcycles sliding on asphalt, gravel and grassy earth. The purpose was for use in estimating post-impact velocity of motorcycles involved in collisions. Testing revealed a significant difference for factors associated with each surface. In general, motorcycle model and speed did not appear to be significant.

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