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noun[mass noun] Physics
Friction at the surface of a solid and a fluid in relative motion.
- Jacobs demonstrated that a high-W, low-S shell increases skin friction at low velocities because of the high surface area.
- Any increase in surface area will increase skin friction drag.
- Interface elements are used to connect the pile and soil for skin friction and a contact pair at pile tip is used for bearing capacity.
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