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applications:ale:thixo

Thixoforming

  • Semi-solid (SS) thixoforming is a forming process at temperatures located inside the fusion interval.
  • Combines the advantages of casting and forging.
  • Introduction of an internal parameter to describe microstructure evolution.
  • Thermo-elasto-viscoplastic material model.

Globular structure, as well as semi-solid state, is essential to obtain this behaviour.


  • Extrusion of cylindrical steel slug through a conical die.
  • ALE mesh management is critical to avoid remeshing.

applications/ale/thixo.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/30 15:23 (external edit)