Cairo UniversityFaculty of EngineeringMetal Forming 4
year MechanicalDesign and ProductionDepartmentFinite ElementAnalysis of Extrusion
To study the finite element modeling of Extrusion process using available FE software package.2-
To understand the main advantages of using finite element simulation of Extrusion process.Introduction:Extrusion is a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile. A material is pushed or drawn through a die of the desired cross-section. The two main advantages of this process over other manufacturing processes are its ability to create very complex cross-sectionsand work materials that are brittle, because the material only encounters compressive and shear stresses. It also forms finished parts with an excellent surface finish.Problem description:An Aluminum bar has an initial radius of 100 mm and is 300 mm long. In this particular problemthe radius of an aluminum cylindrical bar is reduced 33% by an extrusion process. Figure belowshows half of the cross-section of the bar, modeled with first-order axisymmetric elements. Thegeneration of heat due to plastic dissipation inside the bar and the frictional heat generation at theworkpiece/die interface are considered.