Friction between steel plates under the influence of magnetic field

  • Inga Skiedraitė Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: static friction, magnetic latching, magnetic circuit, the magnetic force of attraction, steel plates


An idea to improve friction between two steel plates by directing the magnetic flux through steel plates are presented in this paper. For research, minimum inclination required for steel surfaces to start sliding and the magnitude of frictional force at the point of sliding was observed and compared with the nature of sliding while there is a flow of magnetic flux through the steel plates. From the research observation, an idea to increase friction using varying magnetic field and thereby providing interlocking of the steel plates was proposed and designed in the form of block diagram.


Author Biography

Inga Skiedraitė, Kaunas University of Technology

Ph.D., Assoc. Professor

Department of Mechatronics

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

Kaunas University of Technology

Kestucio 27-319, LT – 44312 Kaunas, Lithuania