Granular modeling simulator for powder compaction processes

Shigeyuki Tamura, T. Aizawa, J. Kihara

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Granular modeling has been proposed and developed to describe the mechanical behaviors both in compaction and consolidation and to predict the structures of green compact in the powder forming. In the present study, materials design oriented system will be introduced to deal with various aspect of mechanical and metallurgical behaviors: 1) preprocessors to yield the adaptive initial discrete elements to the prescribed powder materials, 2) solver to simulate the actual powder processings and 3) postprocessor to provide mechanical information or state variables and to reconsider the constitutive relations in powder materials. In the present paper, outline of our developing system will be stated with comments on each processor function. For numerical example is taken the steel powder compaction to simulate typical powder behavior, fluid pattern and density around the corner of dies and punches for comparison with experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompaction and Other Consolidation Processes
PublisherPubl by Metal Powder Industries Federation
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)1878954210
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1992 Powder Metallurgy World Congress. Part 1 (of 9) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1992 Jun 211992 Jun 26

Publication series

NameAdvances in Powder Metallurgy
ISSN (Print)1042-8860


OtherProceedings of the 1992 Powder Metallurgy World Congress. Part 1 (of 9)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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