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Simulation and analysis of rotary forging a ring workpiece using finite element method. (English) Zbl 1155.74416
The methods of dealing with some key problems in analyzing a rotary forging process with a finite element method are given. The presented mechanical model of the finite element analysis is in accordance with the actual conditions of the rotary forging process. A three-dimensional rigid-plastic finite element analysis code is developed in FORTRAN language and used to analyze the rotary forging process of a ring workpiece. Velocity fields and stress-strain fields of both contact and non-contact zones of the ring workpiece in the rotary forging are obtained. The deformation mechanism and metal flow laws of the contact zone surface of the ring workpiece in the rotary forging process are revealed. The pressure distributions of the contact surface along the radial and tangential directions and effects of rotary forging parameters on deformation characteristics are given.

74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74C99 Plastic materials, materials of stress-rate and internal-variable type
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