### How to get the friction force in Bullet?

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**Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 am**I'm the beginner of Bullet. In my work, I want to get the friction force between the bodies' interaction. I noticed that m_appliedImpulseLateral1 and m_appliedImpulseLateral2 in btManifoldPoint Class maybe the friction impulse during the contact procress. So I calculated the friction force as follow:

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int numManifolds = dispatcher->getNumManifolds();

for (int i=0; i<numManifolds; i++)

{

btPersistentManifold* manifold = dispatcher->getManifoldByIndexInternal(i);

btScalar totalFric1=0.0f;

btScalar totalFric2=0.0f;

for(int p=0; p<manifold->getNumContacts(); p++)

{

totalFric1 +=manifold->getContactPoint(p).m_appliedImpulseLateral1;

totalFric2 +=manifold->getContactPoint(p).m_appliedImpulseLateral2;

}

std::cout<<"total fric1 force="<<totalFric1/dt<<std::endl;

std::cout<<"total fric2 force="<<totalFric2/dt<<std::endl;

}

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However, total fric2 is always equal 0 and toal fric1 is not equal to the solution which is simply calculated by friction coefficient times normal force.

I'm confused about it for a couple of days. Any problem about my code? How to get the exact friction force in Bullet?

Thanks for your reply!

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int numManifolds = dispatcher->getNumManifolds();

for (int i=0; i<numManifolds; i++)

{

btPersistentManifold* manifold = dispatcher->getManifoldByIndexInternal(i);

btScalar totalFric1=0.0f;

btScalar totalFric2=0.0f;

for(int p=0; p<manifold->getNumContacts(); p++)

{

totalFric1 +=manifold->getContactPoint(p).m_appliedImpulseLateral1;

totalFric2 +=manifold->getContactPoint(p).m_appliedImpulseLateral2;

}

std::cout<<"total fric1 force="<<totalFric1/dt<<std::endl;

std::cout<<"total fric2 force="<<totalFric2/dt<<std::endl;

}

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><br/>

However, total fric2 is always equal 0 and toal fric1 is not equal to the solution which is simply calculated by friction coefficient times normal force.

I'm confused about it for a couple of days. Any problem about my code? How to get the exact friction force in Bullet?

Thanks for your reply!