Enter the force due to friction (N) and the distance of force (N) into the calculator to determine the Energy Loss From Friction. 

Energy Loss From Friction Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Energy Loss From Friction. 

E-FL = FF * D

  • Where E-FL is the Energy Loss From Friction (N-m (J))
  • FF is the force due to friction (N) 
  • D is the distance of force (N) 

How to Calculate Energy Loss From Friction?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Energy Loss From Friction.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the force due to friction (N). In this example, the force due to friction (N) is given as 54.
  2. Next, determine the distance of force (N). For this problem, the distance of force (N) is given as 3.
  3. Finally, calculate the Energy Loss From Friction using the equation above: 

E-FL = FF * D

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation: 

E-FL = 54 * 3 = 162 (N-m (J))


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as above, first define the variables required by the formula. In this case, these values are provided as the following:

force due to friction (N) = 600

distance of force (N) = 3

Entering these values gives:

E-FL = 600 * 3 = 1800 (N-m (J))