Friction between steel plates under the influence of magnetic field
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.