Finite element analysis and manufacturing of fin connector rod by hot forging process

Şerbetçi, Barbaros
Forging operation is one of the most commonly used manufacturing techniques in defense industry. The products of forging operation have higher material strength when comparing to traditional manufacturing operations. Especially, for the mass production, it is a beneficial method considering metal and cost saving. The commonly used part named Fin Connector Rod in defense industry requires high material strength due to working conditions. In this thesis, manufacturing of this part by hot forging operation is accomplished after analyzing by using the finite element method. Two alternative forging processes are compared and the applicable alternative method is selected by using a finite element program. Dies are designed for applied processes. The stress distribution and the current temperature variation within the parts analyzed to evaluate the results. The fin connector rod is manufactured according to the results of the finite element analysis. It has been observed that, manufacturing of the fin connector rod by hot forging is succeeded and the waste material and cost is reduced when compared to the machining operation which is being used currently.


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Citation Formats
B. Şerbetçi, “Finite element analysis and manufacturing of fin connector rod by hot forging process,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.