Optimization of Semi-solid-Forging Parameters of A356–5TiB2 In Situ Composites Using ANSYS and DEFORM Simulation
This research work explores the application of ANSYS software to predict the tensile behavior of semi-solid-processed A356–5TiB2 in situ composites. Further, to forecast the material flow of the composites in semi-solid condition, DEFORM 3D simulations were performed. It is interesting to note from the ANSYS and DEFORM simulation analysis that the optimum parameters to achieve maximum hardness and tensile strength of semi-solid-forged A356–5TiB2 in situ composites, to be at a semi-solid-forging temperature of 585 °C, at 40% deformation which is nearly equal to a solid fraction (fs = 0.5). Thus, the effect of ANSYS and DEFORM 3D simulation software resulted in saving time and decreasing the costly trials on the shop floor.
KeywordsSemi-solid forging A356 alloy TiB2 composites DEFORM 3D simulation
The research support provided by Central Research Facility, at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is gratefully acknowledged.
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