A mechanistic approach to predicting the friction behaviour of human skin

Julien van Kuilenburg, Marc A. Masen, Emile van der Heide

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    2 Citations (Scopus)
    35 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    In this work, analytical models available from contact mechanics theory having a proven record in mechanical engineering were used to develop a model predicting the friction behavior of human skin. A multi-scale contact model was developed in which the contact parameters are calculated at three levels, each level characterized by its elastic behavior and geometry. For a product part in contact with the so-called hairy skin the skin topography can be described as being composed of spherical contacts, whereas for the finger in contact with a product surface the fingerprint ridges are modeled as annulus shaped line contacts. Sliding friction was measured in vivo between the skin and different surface textures produced using ultra-short pulsed laser technology. The results observed during in vivo experiments are very well explained by the developed model, which predicts the friction as a function of product geometry, asperity geometry and normal load.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASME/STLE 2012 International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2012
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    Pages45-47
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-4508-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventASME/STLE 2012 International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2012 - Denver, United States
    Duration: 7 Oct 201210 Oct 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceASME/STLE 2012 International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2012
    Abbreviated titleIJTC
    CountryUnited States
    CityDenver
    Period7/10/1210/10/12

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A mechanistic approach to predicting the friction behaviour of human skin'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    van Kuilenburg, J., Masen, M. A., & van der Heide, E. (2012). A mechanistic approach to predicting the friction behaviour of human skin. In ASME/STLE 2012 International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2012 (pp. 45-47). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IJTC2012-61164