FEM simulation of surface smoothing in the ironing process

Zhrgang Wang, Kuniaki Dohda, Younghoon Jeong*

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The purpose of this paper is to simulate surface smoothing in the ironing process by elasto-plastic FEM. The simulated results show that surface smoothing is largely developed during a very short contact length from the entrance of the contact zone where the material is in the elastic state and can be remarkably promoted by the plastic deformation in the surface layer. With increase in the reduction in thickness, in the die angle and in the friction coefficient on the punch side, the surface smoothing of the workpiece can be accompanied at the shorter contact position from the entrance of the contact zone. The simulated results are in good agreement with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-709
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jun 15 2001
Event5th Asia Pacific Conference on Materials Processing - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 25 2001Jun 25 2001


  • Asperity smoothing
  • Contact pressure
  • Elasto-plastic FEM
  • Ironing
  • Plastic strain-rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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