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## Homework Statement

I'm trying to determine the friction of a pin joint that will be loaded differently depending on the position of the linkage.

## Homework Equations

I know the equation for frictional force is F="mu"*N, where "mu" is either the coefficient of static or kinetic friction depending on if the surface is in motion, but I'm not sure how to apply that to a pin joint.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Im assuming the pin to be "loose fitting" so that friction will be basically limited to a point on the surface. And if I know the force applied to the joint, can I just take that force as N in the equation and and find the appropriate "mu" to solve for the frictional force? I'm just looking for a decent approximation for the friction.