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 Interference fit coefficient of friction Post Reply Forum
 Posted by: mmc205 ® 11/15/2004, 07:38:05 Author Profile Mail author Edit I'm creating an interference fit calculator based off of Lame's Equation for thick walled cylinders, and I've derived it for my situation, but I can't seem to find good information or a good case study about the coefficient of friction in a interference fit.  Is it just the coefficient between the two materials, or are their other mechanisms at work.  Also, would the force to insert be the same as the retention force?  From experience, it seems retention is always higher than insertion force.

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 Posted by: Cragyon ® 11/17/2004, 17:13:18 Author Profile Mail author Edit Check out the following links on engineers edge /friction_menu.shtml

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 Posted by: gumbo ® 11/15/2004, 21:56:52 Author Profile Mail author Edit Generally I just use the coeficient of friction values for the two materials but it is obviously dependent on surface finish as well.  The insertion force will actually be the dynamic coefficient of friction once movement has started; whereas, the retention force will be based on the static coefficient.  Note that in our applications we almost always utilize heat differentials to assemble press fits rather than try to press them together.