Friction Forces in Numerical Simulations of Kinematical Joints of Mechanical Systems

Calin-Octavian Miclosina, Vasile Cojocaru *, Daniel-Gheorghe Vela

Babeş-Bolyai University
Faculty of Engineering
Traian Vuia Square, No. 1-4, 320085 Resita, Romania
* Corresponding author. E-mail:

Robotica & Management, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 09-12

Abstract: The paper presents a way of estimation, by simulation, of friction forces that occur in the kinematical joints of mechanical systems. Friction forces between planar surfaces, in revolute joints, and in spherical joints are computed, and the results are compared with the values achieved from simulation. SolidWorks software is used for the simulation process.

Keywords: friction force, kinematical joint, simulation, SolidWorks.

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