Numerical analysis of thermo-mechanical behavior in flow forming

Günay, Enes
Fenercioglu, Tevfik Ozan
Yalçınkaya, Tuncay
Flow forming is a metal forming process for cylindrical workpieces where high velocity deformation leads to radial thinning and axial extension. In the current study, a thermomechanical, dynamic and explicit finite element model of a flow forming process is developed on ABAQUS software. The model is validated through the comparison of reaction forces and geometry obtained from the experiments. Coolant convection effect is analyzed in conjunction with roller and mandrel conduction cooling to study the thermal variations in the deformation zone during the process. The methodology detailed in this study facilitates a deeper understanding of the evolution of heat during the flow forming process and lays the groundwork for further exploration into the possible role of a material's thermal properties in the definition of flow formability.
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E. Günay, T. O. Fenercioglu, and T. Yalçınkaya, “Numerical analysis of thermo-mechanical behavior in flow forming,” Ankara, Türkiye, 2021, vol. 35, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: