Rigid-plastic finite element analysis of cross wedge rolling

Dyi Cheng Chen, Ci Syong You, Gua Nying Lai, Syue Cheng Ji

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In the cross wedge rolling process, many factors must be controlled to obtain the required plastic strain and desired tolerance values. The major factors include the wedge relative velocity, the forming angle, the spreading angle, and sectional reduction. This paper uses rigid-plastic finite element (FE) DEFORM™ 3D software to investigate the plastic deformation behavior of an aluminum alloy (A7075) workpiece as it is processed for cross wedge rolling. This study analyzes the effective strain, the effective stress, and the X-axial load distribution of the workpiece under various rolling conditions. Furthermore, using simulation software to analyze the changes to the microstructure by the rolling process, this study presents analytical results that confirm the suitability of the current finite element software for cross wedge rolling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRICM7
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0878492550, 9780878492558
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2010 Aug 22010 Aug 6

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Other7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7
CityCairns, QLD

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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