How do I find the viscous friction for my DC motor without measuring the input current and output torque. I have to do a theoretical model on simulink and can't find any answers on how to find it

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    – Chuck
    Apr 21, 2021 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ What resources do you have? Motor data sheet? Anything else? You ought to be able to find the total rotational losses from the motor current and RPM when it's running unloaded, but you won't know how much of that is viscous friction. $\endgroup$
    – TimWescott
    Apr 23, 2021 at 17:33


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