I am working with a project where I need to measure the co-efficient of friction of elastomer seal.In my case, the elastomer seal is compressed by more than 500 bar on steel. Now, I want to measure the co-efficient of friction of elastomer seal in contact with steel. I am planning to test the elastomer seal by experimental set-up. I have attached a drawing for information.In the drawing , I will apply the vertical compression load by the universal testing machine by controlling the load. In the meantime , I am planning to apply tensile load on the steel plate. In this way, I will measure the friction co-efficient. However, the problem is I cannot figure out that how I will apply the horizontal tensile load on steel.
It will be helpful for me if anyone give me some advice how I can apply horizontal tensile load?
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