Kinetic friction#


Define the name of the link property.

Physics type#

Shows if the link property is mechanical or thermal.

Property type#

Shows the link property type.

Friction force and torque#

Define the direction of the friction force. The friction force should be applied in opposite direction of the movement.

Build-up velocity#

Define the velocity at which 96% of the friction force is built up.

Friction model#

The friction force is calculated according to the following equation:

\[f = f_v * tanh(2/v_b*v)\]




friction reaction force


direction of friction


build-up velocity


link velocity


The non-linear effect of the kinetic friction can be omitted in the analyses by ticking the linearize link properties box. Check the user help for analyses for further information on linearization.