Three Dimension Finite Element Model for Neck-Spinning Process of Tube at Elevated Temperature
The aim of this research is to investigate numerically the neck-spinning process of a tube at elevated temperature. The commercial software Abaqus/Explicit was adopted in the simulation. For the construction of the material model, special uni-axial tensile tests were conducted at elevated temperature and various strain rates, since the material is sensitive to strain rates at high temperature. The influence of the element type and mass scaling factor were investigated through numerical simulation. Full-integration shell element is the better choice in the simulation of the neck-spinning process at elevated temperature. The use of suitable mass scaling factor will make the analysis more efficiency. Comparisons between experimental and simulation results on thickness distribution and the outer contour of the spun tube are discussed. Good agreement was found between experimental and simulation results.
C. H. Huang et al., "Three Dimension Finite Element Model for Neck-Spinning Process of Tube at Elevated Temperature", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 2708-2716, 2012