Accession Number : ADA187576

Title :   Finite Element Modelling of Large Plastic Strains in a Rolling Contact Metal Forming Process.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kher, S N ; Amateau, M F

PDF Url : ADA187576

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : A numerical model to simulate the deformations in gear teeth subjected to rolling loads an in the ausrolling process has been developed. Ausrolling involves applying rolling loads to the gear when it is in the metastable austenitic state. A model of the process must consider material, geometric and surface non-linearities as well as changes in temperature and material properties with time and rolling loads in three dimensions. Only some of these requirements, namely, the elastic-plastic flow; geometric non-linearities due to large deformations; frictional contact conditions at die-workpiece interface; and the travelling loads due to rolling, have been considered here to be of primary importance. The objective of this thesis is, accordingly, to satisfactorily establish the forementioned features in the nonlinear finite element analysis program (NOFEAP). The theoretical aspects of the non-linear formulations have been briefly described and the model of the rolling process has been outlined here. The implemented non-linear formulations have been briefly compared, individually and in various combinations, with existing analytical, numerical and experimental solutions. Since no such results are available in the literature to compare the response of the rolling model, several experiments have been conducted on aluminum 6061 disks. Keywords: Ausrolling, Numerical modelling, Finite element analysis, Plastic strain.

Descriptors :   *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *GEAR TEETH, *PLASTIC PROPERTIES, *STRAIN(MECHANICS), AUSTENITE, DEFORMATION, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, FLOW, FORMULATIONS, FRICTION, GEOMETRY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, METASTABLE STATE, MODELS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, ROLL, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SURFACES

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE