Thermo-mechanical modeling and microstructure evolution of friction-assisted tube-straining method

  • S. H. Hosseini
  • M. SedighiEmail author


A thermo-mechanical model of friction-assisted tube-straining method is presented for commercially pure copper. A dislocation-based mechanical property model is embedded to commercial FE code ABAQUS/Standard to simulate Lagrangian, thermo-mechanically coupled with visco-plastic material behavior. A python script was added to FE code to automatically re-mesh the distorted elements in the deformation area. The friction coefficient was obtained from the combined experimental tests and numerical simulations. The load and temperature histories in both of the numerical and the experimental tests were compared and a good agreement was found. Microstructure and microhardness analysis of processed samples show the considerable changes in which the initial grain size 63 μm for the annealed sample was refined to 6.5 μm and the microhardness increases 200% greater than the initial value.


FE analysis Automatic re-meshing Dislocation density Friction power Microstructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringIran University of Science and Technology (IUST)TehranIran

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