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Ionut Cristian ROMANU


Department of Applied Mechanics, University “Stefan cel Mare” of Suceava, ROMANIA


Abstract.  The present paper illustrates experimental investigations of bioarticular friction. The first set of experiments was conducted on a pig synovial joint and the second one investigates the friction between a spherical cap made out of cartilage and an elastic half-space. For the experimental investigations, a device was conceived and built that ensures rolling and sliding movements of the joint.


Keywords:  bioarticular friction, friction coefficient, synovial joints




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