Cold forging of steel has been modelled using a physical simulation and the finite element method (FEM) to predict the conditions under which failure occurs. FEM was performed using FORGE2 software, which allows analysis of two-dimensional, axi-symmetric forging processes. Various cold forming processes were modelled. The material model has been validated through wire drawing and bulging experiments. The results will be applied to cold forging of industrial products such as fasteners.
Available online 6 September 2002.
Field of Research
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified