Pulling by pushing, slip with infinite friction, and perfectly rough surfaces

Kevin M. Lynch*, Matthew T. Mason

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Abstract

When one rigid object (the pusher) pushes another (the slider) across a horizontal support plane, Coulomb's law admits some surprising phenomena. First, it is possible to move the slider by moving the pusher away from the slider: pulling. Second, it is possible to obtain slip between the two common conception that infinite friction prevents slip is in error. This paper shows examples of the phenomena with both quasi-static and dynamic analysis. It also addresses implications for the concept of perfectly rough surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages745-751
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0818634529
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: May 2 1993May 6 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period5/2/935/6/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lynch, K. M., & Mason, M. T. (1993). Pulling by pushing, slip with infinite friction, and perfectly rough surfaces. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 745-751). (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 1). Publ by IEEE.