Method for determining the coefficient of friction between fence and scraped object in equilibrium of the friction force

  • Mirosław Wolski UTP University of Science and Technology
  • Tomasz Piątkowski UTP University of Science and Technology
  • Przemysław Osowski UTP University of Science and Technology
Keywords: friction, equilibrium, coefficient


In this paper presents friction coefficient determination method between scraped object's material and fence material, determined directly on the conveyor belt, which then is introduced in the FEM program (LSDyna) for simulation of the scraping process in the automated sorting plant. In this case, the necessity of using an additional laboratory stand to determine the coefficient of friction is omitted. Due to the existing balance of friction forces, the model of the phenomenon can be treated as static, therefore the measurement is very simple and does not depend on time.


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