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Deepak Halenahally Veeregowda is the Head of Global Marketing at Ducom Instruments.

Friction And Contact Area

Since the advent of tribology, conflicting fundamental laws regarding the relationship that exists between friction and contact area in dry sliding condition have existed, which is further described in Figure 1. For example, during the late 1400s, Leonardo da Vinci found that the friction that exists between two surfaces cannot be influenced by its area