Extrusion Benchmark 2009 Experimental Analysis of Deflection in Extrusion Dies
In this paper experimental investigations aimed at measuring the die deformations during aluminum extrusion process is presented and discussed. A two-holes die generating two U-shape profiles with different supporting legs was produced and tested under strictly monitored conditions. The influence of die deformation on the speed, temperature distribution and distortion of the two profiles is reported and analyzed. AA6082 alloy was used as deforming material while H-13 hot-work tool steel was selected as die material. The experiments were repeated at least three times in the same conditions in order to achieve a statistical distribution of the acquired data: such data are then used as a reference for the 2009 edition of the extrusion benchmark.
A. Erman Tekkaya and Nooman Ben Khalifa
D. Pietzka et al., "Extrusion Benchmark 2009 Experimental Analysis of Deflection in Extrusion Dies", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 424, pp. 19-26, 2010