Numerical Simulation on Thixo-Forging of Magnesium Matrix Composite
The thixo-forging of magnesium matrix composite was analyzed with computer numerical simulation based on rigid viscoplastic finite element method. The constitutive model of SiCp/AZ61 composite was established in our prior literature. Behavior of metal flow and temperature field were obtained. The differences between traditional forging and thixo-forging processes were analyzed. Results indicated that thixo-forging was better in filling cavity than forging. Simulation results were good agreement with experimental ones.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
H. Yan and W. X. Huang, "Numerical Simulation on Thixo-Forging of Magnesium Matrix Composite", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 2535-2538, 2011