Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

German, Randall M.

Committee Member

Berry, John T.

Committee Member

Park, Seong Jin

Date of Degree

1-1-2007

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

A new methodology was developed to observe and measure tool wear during the die compaction process. The newly developed method is a non-destructive test using silicon rubber to transcript die surface profiles. Tool wear was observed and measured by recording surface roughness and diameter of the cylindrical die replicas on a surface profiler including weight loss in the die. To validate this procedure, an aluminum alloy powder without lubricant was compacted to examine the effect on die wear. The die materials were machined from several wrought and composite materials. A further dimension to the program was the variance of compaction pressures and lubricants.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17878

Comments

tool wear||die compaction||silicon rubber

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