DESIGN OF THE DIE PROFILE FOR THE INCREMENTAL RADIAL FORGING PROCESS

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, I. R. of Iran

2 Mechanical Engineering Department, Babol University of Technology, Babol, I. R. of Iran

3 Center of Excellence in Design, Robotics, and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Ave., Tehran, I. R. of Iran

Abstract

In this paper, based on the slab method of analysis, a novel and general approach is
developed for studying the radial forging process with curved profile dies. The presented approach
is not only more general with respect to previous studies, but it is also easier to understand and use
and can be efficiently used for optimization of the die profile depending on the forging geometry
and conditions. The obtained general equations reduce to those obtained in previous studies for the
special case of linear dies. The process is also simulated by the finite element method to further
enhance the results of the study. The obtained results provide useful information for the optimal
design of the radial forging die.

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