Deformation behaviour of high-strength aluminium alloy during forging process using finite element method

Japeth Obiko, Fredrick Mwema*

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The plastic deformation behaviour of 7075 aluminium alloy during the forging process was studied using Deform 3D software. The simulation process was carried out at a constant die velocity of 5 mm/s and a varying forging temperature between 250°C and 400°C. The results showed that the forging load increased with a decrease in the forging temperature. The effective strain rate, strain and stress distribution were inhomogeneous across the deformed workpiece, indicating nonuniform forging process. It was observed that the reduction in the forging temperature during the process was responsible for the inhomogeneity. The flow curves obtained using finite element simulation code are consistent with experimental results reported in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalEngineering Solid Mechanics
Issue number1
Early online date6 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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