FE Simulation and Experimental Validation of A Shear Spinning Process using the Orthogonal Optimization Method
By combining FEM simulation and the orthogonal analysis method, the shear spinning process parameters of TC4 alloy were optimized. In this paper, many experiments were carried out to verify the optimization method. The simulation plans were designed with orthogonal method. The simulation results were studied with the range analysis method. The influences of deviation ratio, roller feeding, roller nose radius, roller diameter and temperature on the shear spinning force were discussed. The difference for the product thickness and the diameter were investigated and the optimal parameters were obtained. The verification experiments for TC4 alloy shear spinning were established. The experimental results agree well with the FE results. Compared with the non-optimal parameters, the cones formed with the optimal parameters have good quality. The optimizing method is the important guidance for predicting the spinning process parameters for the costly metals.
Xin-Yu LU, Shi-Hong ZHANG, Hong-Liang HOU, Ji-Zhen LI, Zhi-Qiang LI
TC4 Alloy, Shear Spinning, FE Simulation, Orthogonal Method, Process Parameters.