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Tribo (physics)
prefix
Pertaining to, or resulting from friction.
[Gr. tri`bein to rub.]
-meter
suffix
Measuring device: anemo
meter
[French -mètre, from Greek metron, measure.]
Tribometer (Webster 1913)
noun
[Gr. tri`bein to rub + -meter: cf. F. tribomètre.]
An instrument to ascertain the degree of friction in rubbing surfaces. Brande & C.
Tribometry is the measurement of friction.
Tribology is the science or the study of friction.
The methodology of precision repeatable and reproducible measurements of friction and wear is called tribometrology.
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Has the BOT been correlated to any biomechanical or human ambulatory based testing apparatus?
(click on the ramp photo below to see the summary of a German correlation study performed
by Dr. Jens Sebald at Wuppertal University)
DIN 51130 “German Ramp”
DIN 51131 “GMG” portable DCOF dragsled
EN 13287 “BST” Floor / Shoe Tester
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ADVANCING TRIBOMETRY ONE STEP AT A TIME
A derived measurement is one that is derived from another measurement or measurements. Density is a good example. There is no way of measuring density directly, so one measures both the weight and volume of an object or substance. The density is then derived from the weight divided by the volume.

A coefficient of friction measurement is a DERIVED measurement

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