Rolling Friction Models

Rolling friction is the resistive force that slows down the motion of a rolling object.  Rotational resistance and energy loss during rotation is significant, most simulations should include a Rolling Friction component to account for the materials resistance to rolling. Only one rolling friction model can be added per simulation.  Rolling friction models are only applicable to Multi-Sphere Models for Polyheldral models Spinning Friction should be added instead.



The following Rolling Friction Models are available in EDEM:


  1. Standard Rolling Friction
  2. Type C Rolling Friction
  3. RVD Rolling Friction (Deprecated)






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