Author(s): Hua L, Qian DS, Pan LB
Plastic penetration is a necessary condition of ring rolling forming. In this paper, based on the principle of groove ball-section ring rolling and characteristics of plastic penetration, a three dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) analysis model for the plastic penetration of ball groove-section ring is established under the ABAQUS software environment. A decisive factor for plastic penetration behavior, namely the penetration speed of plastic zone, has firstly been ascertained. The distribution pattern of the plastic zone in the process of plastic penetration is revealed by 3D simulation. By researching the diffusion rules of the plastic zone under the conditions of different ring radial thickness and feed speed, the influences of ring radial thickness and feed speed on plastic penetration are obtained. Lastly, the necessary condition for the plastic penetration of groove ball-section ring rolling is summarized, and is validated by experiment and simulation. The achievements of this study expressly reveal the plastic penetration rules of groove ball-section ring rolling, and it’s useful for technology design and production.
Referred From: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12206-008-0308-x