Incremental versus continuous load-lubrication procedure in the determination of friction conditions by the ring compression test
by Ana María Camacho; Jesús Valero; Marta María Marín; Juan Claver
International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems (IJMMS), Vol. 10, No. 1, 2017

Abstract: This work presents the differences found when using two types of methodology (continuous and incremental) in the application of load-lubricant during ring compression tests. Friction calibration maps have been obtained by conducting ring compression tests to flat rings of aluminium alloy UNS A97075-T6 with molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) as lubricant. Accordingly, in order to determine the particular values of the Coulomb friction coefficient, the problem was simulated using an elasto-plastic model with the finite element code Abaqus/Standard. A friction coefficients map from experiments and finite element simulation is drawn to compare the friction coefficient values derived from the continuous and incremental procedure. A comparison with experiments done with graphite powder as lubricant is also presented. Results of this investigation show that friction curves are affected by the methodology of load-lubricant application, and some guidelines about the use of these maps depending on the actual process conditions are provided.

Online publication date: Tue, 06-Jun-2017

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