A compression test with rotating dies was employed to estimate the friction factor between aluminum samples and steel tooling during large plastic deformations. A cylindrical workpiece was compressed under dry and cold conditions. The magnitudes of torque and normal force were measured and the average friction factor was calculated using the Coulomb friction law. It was found that under certain conditions the friction increased with increasing angular velocity of the die. This finding led to the conclusion that the choice of die rotation speed is important in interpreting the results from the twist compression test.
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091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified