Simulation and Optimization Studies on the Ring Rolling Process Using Steel and Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): Teja P. S.*, Kumar M. D., Krishna R., Sreenivasan M.

Affiliation(s): PACE Institute of Technology and Sciences, 523 272 Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author’s Address: [email protected]

Issue: Volume 6; Issue 2 (2019)

Paper received: September 12, 2019
The final version of the paper received: December 6, 2019
Paper accepted online: December 11, 2019

Teja, P. S., Kumar, M. D., Krishna, R., Sreenivasan, M. (2019). Simulation and optimization studies on the ring rolling process using steel and aluminum alloys. Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 6(2), pp. E36-E40, doi: 10.21272/jes.2019.6(2).e6

DOI: 10.21272/jes.2019.6(2).e6

Research Area:  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Computational Mechanics

Abstract. The current research was carried out using ANSYS to optimize the process parameters for the ring rolling process. In order to optimize the ring rolling process, parameters such as speed, axial roller feed, and driving rollers have been assessed. As a process optimization approach, the optimum values of the parameters and their relationships need to be evaluated. The stress and strain levels were evaluated at various speeds and forces and the critical failure values were determined. The structural steel and aluminum alloys were chosen for this research because they are used as a roller and job part components in the solid wheels for locomotive applications, respectively. The study was conducted by varying the guide roller’s angular velocity from 40 to 45 rad/sec and varying the work piece’s angular velocity from 200 to 250 rad/sec. Additionally, the work part and roller’s fatigue strengths were determined based on the number of cycles before failure. To evaluate the stresses of plastic strain and von failures, the full stress analysis was also performed.

Keywords: roller, ANSYS, workpiece, plastic strain, von Misses stress, metal alloy.


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