Variability of fiber friction among cotton varieties: Influence of salient fiber physical metrics Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 Elsevier Ltd Frictional properties of fiber assemblies from different cotton varieties were investigated using a sliding friction tester. Results indicated that frictional characteristics of cotton fibers varied significantly among varieties. A significant, negative correlation between friction coefficient () and fiber yellowness and a strong positive correlation between and short-fiber content were observed. Multilinear regression analysis showed that fiber friction is a complex phenomenon that depends on fiber dimensional, mechanical, and surface properties. In addition, a fiber simulation model was developed to explain the partial relationships between the fiber dimensional properties and its frictional characteristics. For assemblies of fibers with the same mass and equal average mean length, the true contact area increases with decreasing fiber maturity and fineness.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Hosseinali, F., & Thomasson, J. A.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Hosseinali, Farzad||Thomasson, J Alex

publication date

  • January 2018