Friction on wooden surfaces – Final report

We are happy that our final report for the Skyltfonden-financed project to investigate the frictional properties of wooden pavements as been approved for release.

The main outcome is that all is not what it seems when it comes to the influence of fibre direction on friction and that moisture content is a determining factor influencing how slippery such a surface can become.

It is confirmed that wood is a great surface for safe traffic, performing flawlessly when dry, and clearing the requirements when designed and maintained properly. This means it is an outstanding candidate to replace environmentally-damaging established solutions, in particular in lightweight traffic conditions.

Results will help in our continuous development of safe active mobility infrastructure.

An English version of the report will be released shortly.

Pendulum Skid Resistance Tester

Today, we have received our brand new and calibrated Skid Resistance Tester, an established device to measure friction properties of various surface.

This is part of the Skyltfonden-financed project to establish friction data on wood-rubber interactions, with a focus on angle of interaction (vs wood fibre direction).

To test our skills and new device, we ran a series of measurement on a typical Swedish varnished oak flooring. Check the results below. Conditions were dry.

Medlemskap InfraSweden 2030

ModC Networks AB är nu medlem i InfraSweden 2030 ett strategiskt innovationsprogram inom transportinfrastruktur.

Där samlas spetskompetens inom vårt kompetensområdet och det är en stor ära att kunna vara med och bidra i sammanhanget på vår resa mot klimatneutral och motståndskraftig infrastruktur.