%0 Journal Article
%T Optimization of Axisymmetric Extrusion Die Profiles
%J Journal of Simulation and Analysis of Novel Technologies in Mechanical Engineering
%I Islamic Azad University, Khomeinishahr Branch
%Z 2008-4927
%A Nahvi, Hassan
%A Hassanzadeh, Mahdi
%D 2010
%\ 06/22/2010
%V 3
%N 1
%P 59-70
%! Optimization of Axisymmetric Extrusion Die Profiles
%K Extrusion
%K Finite Element Method
%K Optimization
%K Bezier curves
%K Constant strain rate
%R
%X In this research, optimization process of axisymmetric extrusion dies is proposed. Plastic zone is analyzed using finite element method in the Eulerian system with flow formulation. The die profiles are defined by Bezier curves with six control points. Two effective functions are considered in this research; standard deviation of the strain rate and the rate of energy consumption during extrusion process. A coupled numerical approach of finite element analysis in Eulerian system and the non-gradient Nelder-Mead method is utilized to determine optimum die profiles. Results show that optimized die has higher uniformity in strain rate distribution and less strain values with respect to the non-optimum conical die. In the case of minimizing energy consumption rate, results show that for the die with constant and variable lengths and low friction, the die profile tends to the stream line. In die with variable length and high friction, friction has more effective role in optimization and the die length tends towards lower lengths during optimization.
%U http://jsme.iaukhsh.ac.ir/article_515424_292a43a17eff7cb1a2d90c0b54d128e9.pdf