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Author:
Kuzmin, Leonid (Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development)
Title:
Interfacial kinetic ski friction
Department:
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development
Publication type:
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Language:
English
Place of publ.: Östersund Publisher: Mittuniversitetet
Pages:
40
Series:
Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, ISSN 1652-893X; 88
Year of publ.:
2010
URI:
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11525
Permanent link:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11525
ISBN:
978-91-86073-79-4
Subject category:
Mechanical Engineering
SVEP category:
Engineering mechanics
Keywords(en) :
ski glide, ski base, ski wax, hydrophobicity, UHMWPE, PTFE, topography
Abstract(en) :

It is no doubt, that the ski glide over the snow is a very complicated object of

research. However, ski glide is just a one area of many other areas of human

knowledge. As a rule, the scientists and practitioners, who work in these areas,

operate with some publicly expressed more or less solid hypotheses. These

researchers work with one hypothesis until another and a better one comes up.

Our literature studies and our own observations regarding modern skis

preparations, did not give us any solid hypotheses, which are able to explain the

actual form and content of this procedure. The present work is an attempt to reveal

such hypotheses.

Conclusion: To achieve an optimal glide on skis with the base (the ski sole)

made of some high hydrophobic durable polymer, e.g. UHMWPE, PTFE; we only

have to create an adequate topography (texture) on the ski running surface,

adequate to the actual snow conditions.

 

Public defence:
2010-06-15, F234, Campus Östersund, Östersund, 10:15 (Swedish)
Supervisor:
Tinnsten, Mats (Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development)
Danvid, Jonas
Jonsson, Mikael
Opponent:
Larsson, Roland, Professor (Luleå tekniska universitet)
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2010-05-17
Created:
2010-05-17
Last updated:
2010-05-17
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