ALE finite elements with hydrodynamic lubrication for metal forming

Wing Kam Liu*, Yu Kan Hu, Ted Belytschko

*Corresponding author for this work

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Computer simulation methods for metal forming processes based on Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) finite elements, adaptive mesh deployment techniques and hydrodynamic lubrication finite elements are developed. The emphasis is placed on the interaction of the tool and metal workpiece by including the effects of lubricant flow, pressure gradient, film entrainment, surface roughness and sliding. It provides a more realistic modeling of contact, lubrication, and frictional stresses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanical Engineering


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