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Optimisation of the lubrication for the extrusion of solid and tubular components by injection forging

Qin, Y. and Balendra, R. (2003) Optimisation of the lubrication for the extrusion of solid and tubular components by injection forging. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 135 (2-3). pp. 219-227. ISSN 0924-0136

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FE simulations were conducted to assess the scale of friction-dependent pressure losses in the injection chamber during the injection forging of solid and tubular components. Several lubrication procedures were then tried with a view to establishing the 'optimal' lubrication which would result in a significant reduction of the friction in the injection chamber. A procedure which combined two lubricants was identified as being "optimal" for use in the extrusion of long, shaft-type components. The procedure enabled the pressure losses in the injection chamber to be reduced from 50 to 60% of the applied pressure to 4-6% of the pressure. Experiments and FE simulations of the forming of the tubular components confirmed the significant reduction of the forming force requirement and the improvement of the material flow by the developed procedure.

Item type: Article
ID code: 8636
Keywords: extrusion, injection forging, friction, lubrication, FE simulation, design engineering, Engineering design, Metals and Alloys, Modelling and Simulation, Ceramics and Composites, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science Applications
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2009 10:38
Last modified: 10 Dec 2015 17:41

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