Sensing of interface loads in manufacturing processes

Barney E. Klamecki, Jorge Hanchi, Maocheng Li

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Small piezoelectric sensing elements were embedded in surfaces in attempt to measure local interface loads and load distributions. Laboratory scale apparatus were used to study interface loads in upset forging and sheet metal forming friction tests. Normal load distributions which correspond to accepted load distributions were obtained in upset forging tests. Forces tangent to a cylindrical pin during drawing of sheet metal strips over the pin were measured. In addition arrays of small, thin-film sensors were fabricated and shown to work for measuring load distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTribological Aspects in Manufacturing
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0791808955
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Dec 1 1991Dec 6 1991

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Production Engineering Division (Publication) PED


OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAtlanta, GA, USA


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