Analysis of forging for three different alloy steels

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2003
Civelekoğlu, Barış
Forging is a manufacturing process which is preferred among the others in that, the final product shows more enhanced properties. The properties of the final product are directly related with the material used in the forging process. Main parameters such as forging temperature, number of stages, preform design, dimensions of the billet, etc. may be affected by the forging material. Alloys are one of the main areas of interest in the forging industry. The use of alloy steels may bring superior properties, especially in terms of strength and forgeability. In this study, three different alloy steels, which are hot forged in industry have been examined. The flow of the material, stress distribution, die filling and the effects of the process parameters on the forging have been investigated. Three industrial forging parts; M20 and M30 eye bolts and a runner block have been studied. Finite Volume Analysis of the forging process has been performed for carbon steels;C45 and C60 and alloy steels; a stainless steel X20Cr13, a heattreatable alloy steel, 42CrMo4 and a bearing steel, 100Cr6. The results of the simulations have been compared with the findings of the experiments carried out in a forging company. It has been observed that numerical and experimental results are in good agreement.

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B. Civelekoğlu, “Analysis of forging for three different alloy steels,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.