Numerical simulation of the dynamic recrystallization behaviour in hot precision forging helical gears
1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology of Automotive Parts, Wuhan 430070, China
3 School of Automotive Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
In hot precision forging helical gears, the dynamic recrystallization phenomena will occur, which affect the microstructure of the formed part and in turn decide their mechanical properties. To investigate the effect of deformation temperature on the dynamic recrystallization in hot precision forging helical gears, a three dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) model was created by coupling the thermo-mechanical model with the microstructure evolution model developed based on the hot compressive experimental data of 20CrMnTiH steel. The hot precision forging process was simulated and the effect laws of the deformation temperature on the microstructure evolution the formed part were investigated. The results show that the dynamic recrystallization volume fraction and the average grain sizes increased with the increasing deformation temperature and the higher deformation temperature is beneficial to dynamic recrystallization and grain refinement.
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