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NPL Friction Measurement Methods: data assessment techniques and a sample database.

Brooks, M; Loveday, M S; Gee, M G (2001) NPL Friction Measurement Methods: data assessment techniques and a sample database. NPL Report. MATC(A)13

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Reliable materials property data obtained under conditions relevant to the metal working and forming industry are essential for software modelling packages used by such industries to optimise production processes. Over the past six years, under the ausices of DTI funded projects as part of the Materials Measurement which affect Processability (MMP) Programme, considerable effort has been devoted at NPL to the development of two techniques for the measurement of friction; namely the Big Friction Rig and the Pin on Disc Friction Rig. A significant number of tests have been performed using both measurements techniques, primarily with a view to evaluating and validifing the techniques but also producing useful friction data relevant to the metal forming industry.
As apart of an interim project on the metrology of friction and oxide strength, these data have been re-evaluated, developing a classification system designed to express confidence in friction results, and additional tests performed to infill gaps in the existing data sets. An industrial consultation exercise was performed, involving software houses and a representative selection of end users to ascertain the preferred format of a friction database.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: MATC(A)13
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Surface Engineering
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:17
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/1998

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