%0 Journal Article
	%A Xi Yang and  Bulent Chavdar and  Alan Vonseggern and  Taylan Altan
	%D 2015
	%J International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 98, 2015
	%T Prediction and Reduction of Cracking Issue in Precision Forging of Engine Valves Using Finite Element Method
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000478
	%V 98
	%X Fracture in hot precision forging of engine valves was
investigated in this paper. The entire valve forging procedure was
described and the possible cause of the fracture was proposed. Finite
Element simulation was conducted for the forging process, with
commercial Finite Element code DEFORMTM. The effects of
material properties, the effect of strain rate and temperature were
considered in the FE simulation. Two fracture criteria were discussed
and compared, based on the accuracy and reliability of the FE
simulation results. The selected criterion predicted the fracture
location and shows the trend of damage increasing with good
accuracy, which matches the experimental observation. Additional
modification of the punch shapes was proposed to further reduce the
tendency of fracture in forging. Finite Element comparison shows a
great potential of such application in the mass production.

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