EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF NUMERICAL MODEL OF MULTI-RIFLED SEAMLESS TUBE DRAWING

1 BELLA Peter
Co-authors:
1 RIDZOŇ Martin 1 BUČEK Pavol 1,3 MOJŽIŠ Milan 1,2 PARILÁK Ľudovít
Institutions:
1 ŽP Research and Development Centre, 976 81 Podbrezová, Slovak Republic, EU, bella@zelpo.sk
2 Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with a Seat in Prešov, 080 01 Prešov, Slovak Republic, EU
3 Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, 917 24 Trnava, Slovak Republic, EU
Conference:
25th Anniversary International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 25th - 27th 2016
Proceedings:
Proceedings 25th Anniversary International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
322-326
ISBN:
978-80-87294-67-3
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
14th December 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

The production of seamless steel multi-rifled tubes (i.e. tubes with multiple inner grooving) by means of cold drawing ranks among the most advanced cold forming production technologies. For this particular technology a hot rolled seamless steel tube serves as a feedstock for multiple cold drawing operations with a smooth plug. Then, the final drawing operation takes place, producing the grooving pattern on inner surface of the tube by means of a multi-rifled plug. In this paper, experimental validation of a numerical model of multi-rifled tube drawing is being presented. The model setup was prepared in DEFORM 3D simulation software with final tube dimensions of Ø 28.6 × 6.27 mm. The final tube dimensions from the experiment were obtained via optical 3D scanning technology. Comparing the measured quantities with the simulated ones, there was a very good agreement between the simulation and the experiment. Such a validated numerical model can serve as an efficient tool in further optimization of multi-rifled seamless tube production technology, bringing the producer a vital technological innovation into the traditional cold drawing production process.Comparing the measured quantities with the simulated ones, there was a very good agreement between the simulation and the experiment. Such a validated numerical model can serve as an efficient tool in further optimization of multi-rifled seamless tube production technology, bringing the producer a vital technological innovation into the traditional cold drawing production process.

Keywords: Experimental validation, seamless steel tube, FEM, numerical simulation, multi-rifled tube, cold drawing

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