Friction Book
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  • Author : Sandra Brown
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455581177
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 8,8 Mb

Friction Summary:

After a courtroom gunman threatens everything he holds dear, a Texas Ranger with a checkered past must choose between vengeance and family in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, he fell into a downward spiral that knocked him down to deskwork and landed his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But now that Crawford has cleaned up his act and met the court's requirements, the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer. Holly, ambitious and confident, must prove herself worthy of a permanent judgeship on the cusp of an upcoming election. Every decision is high-stakes, and despite Crawford's commitment to being a better father, Holly is wary of his past. But when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing, Crawford reacts instinctively to save Holly's life. But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. With the gunman still at large, Crawford uncovers a horrifying truth, and the cloud over him grows even darker as he considers vengeance. He quickly realizes that pursuing the killer will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter and compromise Holly, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them. Friction will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors. It is an extraordinary novel about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them.

Friction Book


  • Author : Emily Snow
  • Publisher : Emily Snow Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb

Friction Summary:

Former overachiever Lucy Williams sucks at adulting. Recent divorce, check. Pending lawsuit, check. A move back to Boston to live with her mother, triple check. It can’t get much worse, right? When she starts her new marketing job at EXtreme Effects, she’s positive shit’s stopped hitting the fan. Sure, what she’s advertising is a little … unorthodox, but it pays the bills. And since she’s seconds away from becoming Lucy Williams: Wednesday Night Bingo Enthusiast, she needs money to get the hell out of her mother’s house. The only problem is her boss, Mr. Extreme himself: Jace Exley. He’s everything any sane woman dreams of—alpha, successful, ridiculously gorgeous. He’s also Lucy’s worst nightmare. Because like every overachiever, she has that underachiever she brushed off. The slacker who, once upon a time ago, was the object of her dirtiest schoolgirl fantasies. Jace Exley—with his sarcastic smirk and delicious accent—just happens to be that guy. And the friction between them? Well, that’s the only adulting Lucy seems to be winning at.

Evaluation of Pavement Friction Characteristics Book

Evaluation of Pavement Friction Characteristics

  • Author : John Jewett Henry
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Pavements
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 0309068746
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb

Evaluation of Pavement Friction Characteristics Summary:

This synthesis report will be of interest to pavement design, construction, management, and research engineers, highway safety officials, and others concerned with pavement friction characteristics. It describes the current state of the practice and discusses the methods used for evaluating wet pavement friction characteristics of new and restored pavements. This synthesis reviews models used for measuring and evaluating friction and texture, causes for friction changes over time, and aggregate and mix design to provide adequate friction. Also presented are construction and surface restoration practices for providing good pavement surface characteristics. In addition, considerations of noise and ride quality are discussed when compromise may be required.

Control of Machines with Friction Book

Control of Machines with Friction

  • Author : Brian Armstrong-Hélouvry
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1991-01-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 0792391330
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 7,9 Mb

Control of Machines with Friction Summary:

It is my ambition in writing this book to bring tribology to the study of control of machines with friction. Tribology, from the greek for study of rubbing, is the discipline that concerns itself with friction, wear and lubrication. Tribology spans a great range of disciplines, from surface physics to lubrication chemistry and engineering, and comprises investigators in diverse specialities. The English language tribology literature now grows at a rate of some 700 articles per year. But for all of this activity, in the three years that I have been concerned with the control of machines with friction, I have but once met a fellow controls engineer who was aware that the field existed, this including many who were concerned with friction. In this vein I must confess that, before undertaking these investigations, I too was unaware that an active discipline of friction existed. The experience stands out as a mark of the specialization of our time. Within tribology, experimental and theoretical understanding of friction in lubricated machines is well developed. The controls engineer's interest is in dynamics, which is not the central interest of the tribologist. The tribologist is more often concerned with wear, with respect to which there has been enormous progress - witness the many mechanisms which we buy today that are lubricated once only, and that at the factory. Though a secondary interest, frictional dynamics are note forgotten by tribology.

Analyzing Friction in the Design of Rubber Products and Their Paired Surfaces Book

Analyzing Friction in the Design of Rubber Products and Their Paired Surfaces

  • Author : Robert Horigan Smith
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 0849381371
  • Total Read : 84
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb

Analyzing Friction in the Design of Rubber Products and Their Paired Surfaces Summary:

Taking a mechanistic approach that emphasizes the physical behavior of rubber as it slides, Analyzing Friction in the Design of Rubber Products and Their Paired Surfaces integrates the engineering and scientific evidence demonstrating that the laws of metallic friction do not apply to rubber. The book also presents a newly developed, scientifically based unified theory of rubber friction that incorporates a fourth basic rubber friction force: surface deformation hysteresis. With applications that phenomenologically treat both static and dynamic rubber friction, the book offers practical guidance for implementing the unified theory in the analysis and design processes. The use of this theory enables comprehensive calculations of rubber friction, thereby offering opportunities to enhance public safety. While the theory applies to all elastomeric products where friction is an issue, the author primarily focuses on: • Analyzing friction in the design of rubber tires and their contacted pavements • The geometric design of roadways • Motor vehicle accident reconstruction • Analyzing slip resistance in the design of footwear and their contacted walking surfaces Supported by extensive analytical evidence, this book details what rubber friction is and why it behaves the way it does.

Friction Book


  • Author : Jeff Rosenblum
  • Publisher : powerHouse Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781576878835
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb

Friction Summary:

Every industry around the globe is being completely disrupted. Stalwart brands are losing market share to upstarts that capture our collective consciousness. Trillions of dollars are at stake. Brands know a new approach is needed. But most don’t realize the strategic underpinnings need to change. Great brands are no longer built through interruptive advertisements. Friction argues that brands don't simply need clever messages or new, shiny technologies. They need a fundamental change in strategy. Friction provides a system for embracing transparency, engaging audiences, creating evangelists, and unleashing unprecedented growth. The authors of Friction have worked on some of the industry's most innovative assignments for the world’s most successful brands. This groundbreaking book reveals how corporations can divorce themselves from legacy business models to create a passion brand. A brand that breaks its addiction to traditional advertising. A brand that empowers its customers. A brand that dominates the competition.

Dynamics with Friction Book

Dynamics with Friction

  • Author : Friedrich Pfeiffer
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9789812811271
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb

Dynamics with Friction Summary:

Dynamics with friction: Modeling, analysis and experiments, part II. ch. 1. Interaction of vibration and friction at dry sliding contacts / Daniel P. Hess -- ch. 2. Vibrations and friction-induced instability in discs / John E. Mottershead -- ch. 3. Dynamics of flexible links in kinematic chains / Dan B. Marghitu and Ardeshir Guran -- ch. 4. Solitons, chaos and modal interactions in periodic structures / M.A. Davies and F.C. Moon -- ch. 5. Analysis and modeling of an experimental frictionally excited beam / R.V. Kappagantu and B.F. Feeny -- ch. 6. Transient waves in linear viscoelastic media / Francesco Mainardi -- ch. 7. Dynamic stability and nonlinear parametric vibrations of rectangular plates / G.L. Ostiguy -- ch. 8. Friction modelling and dynamic computation / J.P. Meijaard -- ch. 9. Damping through use of passive and semi-active dry friction forces / Aldo A. Ferri

Friction Material Composites Book

Friction Material Composites

  • Author : K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642334511
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb

Friction Material Composites Summary:

Friction Material Composites is the first volume of the five volumes which strongly educates and updates engineers and other professionals in braking industries, research and test labs. It explains besides the formulation of design processes and its complete manufacturing input. This book gives an idea of mechanisms of friction and how to control them by designing .The book is useful for designers of automotive, rail and aero industries for designing the brake systems effectively with the integration of friction material composite design which is critical. It clearly emphasizes the driving safety and how serious designers should select the design input. The significance of friction material component like brake pad or a liner as an integral part of the brake system of vehicles is explained. AFM pictures at nanolevel illustrate broadly the explanations given.