Static Friction Calculator

If you want to determine an object's static friction, you can use our static friction calculator.

Before determining static friction, first, let's have a look at friction. Friction is the oppositional force that resists the moving object to change its state. Static friction is one type of friction in physics, which defines the force acting on a stationary object and keeps it at rest. It is the mechanical force, the value of static friction ranges between zero and the most negligible force that tends to start an object's motion.


Formula of Static Friction Calculator

To find the value of static friction instantly, you can use our calculator or to determine the value manually; you can use the formula listed below:

Fs = μs N


Fs = Static Friction

μs = Static Friction coefficient

N = Normal Force


To know more about it, you can use our Static Friction Definition.


To know how to find static friction force, let us have an example below:

Suppose a normal force of 200 N is acting on a body, whereas 0.3 is the coefficient of the friction, then find out the static friction of an object

Given data

Normal force = 200 N
Coefficient of the friction = 0.3

To Find

Static friction of an object = ?


To find out the static friction of an object, we will use the formula listed below:

Fs = μs N

Putting values in the formula:

Fs =  200N x 0.3 = 60 N

How to use the Static Friction Calculator?

The steps to use the static friction calculator are as follows:

Step 1: Enter the value of a normal force in the first required input.

Step 2: Enter the value of the coefficient of friction in the second required input.

Step 3: The calculator will automatically display an answer on the screen.

Calculator use

You can use our static friction calculator in various physics principles, such as finding the value of static energy when a car is parked at the slope of the hill, etc.