Advanced Wear Simulation for Bulk Metal Forming Processes

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Abstract

In the recent decades the finite element method has become an essential tool for the cost-efficient virtual process design in the metal forming sector in order to counter the constantly increasing quality standards, particularly from the automotive industry as well as intensified international competition in the forging industry. An optimized process design taking precise tool wear prediction into account is a way to increase the cost-efficiency of the bulk metal forming processes. The main objective of the work presented in this paper is a modelling algorithm, which allows predicting die wear with respect to a geometry update during the forming simulation. Changes in the contact area caused by geometry update lead to the different die wear distribution. It primarily concerns the die areas, which undergo high thermal and mechanical loads.

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Behrens, B. A., Bouguecha, A., Vucetic, M., & Chugreev, A. (2016). Advanced Wear Simulation for Bulk Metal Forming Processes. In MATEC Web of Conferences (Vol. 80). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20168004003

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