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Test Method: SATRA TM449

Test method to determine rotational slip (torque) of footwear and floorings

January 2020


This method is applicable to a wide range of whole footwear and flooring materials. A force platform is used to determine the rotational forces (torque) experienced between footwear and a flooring surface during the rotational movement of the flooring in a biomechanical walking machine.


An automated walking machine is used to apply forces representative of a walking action, including rotational forces between footwear and flooring. The forces are measured by a force platform that is placed under the flooring surface. The method can be used to assess either sample footwear against a standardized or reference piece of flooring, or to assess sample flooring, in which case a standardized or reference piece of footwear would be used.


SATRA TM362 – Abrasion resistance of soles - Biomechanical method.


First issued August 2018. Revised January 2020.


This test method is available to members and non-members.


This price is for a printed copy of the Test Method.

  • Members: £75
  • Non-members: £215



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