Analysis of interfacial slip in cross-wedge rolling: A numerical and phenomenological investigation

Yamion Dong, Kaveh A. Tagavi, Michael R. Lovell

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Friction and slip between the workpiece and the tool in metal forming processes are important issues in tool design and product development. This paper characterizes the tool-workpiece interfacial slip in a flat-wedge cross-wedge rolling process (CWR) using an explicit dynamic finite element method. An experimentally validated finite-element model of CWR is used to investigate the effects of the friction coefficient, the forming angle, and the area reduction on the tool-workpiece interfacial slip. A total of 14 rolling conditions are analyzed. An analytical CWR model for the workpiece rotational condition, which predicts the onset of rotation, is derived. Using this model, the critical area reduction and friction coefficient are compared with the failure conditions that occurred in the finite-element modeling and the prototype experiments. The variation of interfacial slip with CWR design parameters is found to provide insight regarding the CWR process design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-53
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems, and the Center for Computational Science at the University of Kentucky for providing funding for this research.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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