Title: Numerical modelling of hot forming processes

Authors: Miklos Tisza, Zsolt Lukacs, Gaszton Gal

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, MTA ME Mechanical Technological Research Group, University of Miskolc, 3515 Miskolc-Egyetemvaros, Hungary. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, MTA ME Mechanical Technological Research Group, University of Miskolc, 3515 Miskolc-Egyetemvaros, Hungary. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, MTA ME Mechanical Technological Research Group, University of Miskolc, 3515 Miskolc-Egyetemvaros, Hungary

Abstract: In this paper, first, the state of the art of numerical modelling in hot forming processes will be overviewed. Then the paper briefly reviews the theoretical background of metal forming simulation, including the basic constitutive equations, and the information flow in process modelling. The important process variables and the main characteristics of various hot forming processes will also be discussed. Finally, some industrial examples will be shown. An integrated approach to forging and heat treatment will also be illustrated.

Keywords: hot forming; process modelling; numerical simulation; metal forming; heat treatment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMP.2008.016941

International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, 2008 Vol.3 No.1, pp.21 - 34

Available online: 31 Jan 2008 *

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