Experimental and Finite Element Investigation of Roll Drawing Process
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In this research, the wire drawing process with flat roller dies is investigated. A prototypal apparatus is developed to conduct experimental tests on such a process and analyze the influence of main roll drawing parameters (e.g., incoming wire diameter, forming rolls diameter, thickness reduction, and friction conditions) on geometrical characteristics of flattened wires. A finite element model (FEM) is developed to simulate the deformation of the wire during the process. Within the entire range of experiments, a good agreement between experimental data and numerical results is found which allows validating the FE model. A further observation from the experimental program and numerical simulations is that a complicated dependence of the lateral spread of wire and width of contact area on process parameters exists during wire drawing with roller dies.
Keywordsfinite element model flat wires geometrical characterization roll drawing
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