Finite element analysis of strain distribution in ZK60 Mg alloy during cyclic extrusion and compression
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OriginalversjonTransactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China. 2012, 22 (8), 1902-1906. 10.1016/S1003-6326(11)61405-2
Finite element method was used to study the strain distribution in ZK60 Mg alloy during multi-pass cyclic extrusion and compression (CEC). In order to optimize the CEC processing, the effects of friction condition and die geometry on the distribution of total equivalent plastic strain were investigated. The results show that the strain distributions in the workpieces are inhomogeneous after CEC deformation. The strains of the both ends of the workpieces are lower than that of the center region. The process parameters have significant effects on the strain distribution. The friction between die and workpiece is detrimental to strain homogeneity, thus the friction should be decreased. In order to improve the strain homogeneity, a large corner radius and a low extrusion angle should be used.