Identification of Viscous and Coulomb Friction in Motion Constrained Systems

Yerlikaya U., BALKAN R. T.

IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Auckland, New Zealand, 9 - 12 July 2018, pp.91-96 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Auckland
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-96
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a simple and inexpensive method is developed in order to identify viscous and Coulomb frictions in systems with motion limitations. This method is used on a prototype. A series of tests are performed using position profiles with different speeds created according to motion limits in the systems. Using the data obtained from these tests, viscous and Coulomb friction characteristics are identified for both negative and positive motion directions. The method developed can also be used to determine whether the Coulomb friction is position dependent or not and the change of Coulomb friction with the position.