- Volume 20 Issue 8
The rigid-plastic finite element analysis was performed for analysis of ofhot forging and cold sizing of a bevel gear. Two dimensional analysis was carried out to investigate the defect occurrence on vertical symmetric planes during hot forging and three dimensional analysis was to understand the filling behavior on horizontal planes during cold sizing. The involute curve of a tooth was approximated by a circle for convenience in the present analysis. In order to estimate the elastic deformation of the gear and dies during cold sizing, linear elastic finite element analysis was performed. Results of the analysis can be used to predict grain flows and strength distributions in the forged gear, and to design dies and an appropriate preform for the cold sizing.
Bevel Gear;FEM;Closed-Die Forging;Hot Forging;Cold Sizing