Estimation of Contact Interface between Tool and Workpiece in Cold Forming Using FEM Analysis
The effect of the flow stress of solid lubricant for cold forging on the tribological conditions was investigated using a rigid-plastic finite element method. The thickness of lubricant film decreases with decreasing flow stress of the solid lubricant and then decreases rapidly. The apparent friction coefficient also decreases with the decrease in the flow stress of the solid lubricant. The thickness of lubricant film tends to decrease with decreasing friction shear factor. When flow stress of solid lubricant is low, the thickness of lubricant film decreases remarkably with increasing tool stroke. We can observe a good correlation between the flow stress of solid lubricant, friction shear factor, minimum film thickness and apparent friction coefficient.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
H. Saiki et al., "Estimation of Contact Interface between Tool and Workpiece in Cold Forming Using FEM Analysis", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 2275-2280, 2007