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A Useful Manufacturing Guide for Rotary Piercing Seamless Pipe by ALE Method

by 1,2, 3 and 4,5,*
1
Ocean and Ship Technology (OST) Research Group (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering), Institute of Transportation Infrastructure, PETRONAS University of Technology (UTP), Seri Iskandar, Perak 32610, Malaysia
2
Department of Maritime Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu 21300, Malaysia
3
Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea
4
Group of Marine, Offshore and Subsea Technology (MOST), School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
5
Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT), Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang 37673, Korea
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8(10), 756; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8100756
Received: 10 September 2020 / Revised: 25 September 2020 / Accepted: 25 September 2020 / Published: 27 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Accidental Limit States of Marine Structures)
The development of numerical simulations is potentially useful in predicting the most suitable manufacturing processes and ultimately improving product quality. Seamless pipes are manufactured by a rotary piercing process in which round billets (workpiece) are fed between two rolls and pierced by a stationary plug. During this process, the material undergoes severe deformation which renders it impractical to be modelled and analysed with conventional finite element methods. In this paper, three-dimensional numerical simulations of the piercing process are performed with an arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) formulation in LS-DYNA software. Details about the material model as well as the elements’ formulations are elaborated here, and mesh sensitivity analysis was performed. The results of the numerical simulations are in good agreement with experimental data found in the literature and the validity of the analysis method is confirmed. The effects of varying workpiece velocity, process temperature, and wall thickness on the maximum stress levels of the product material/pipes are investigated by performing simulations of sixty scenarios. Three-dimensional surface plots are generated which can be utilized to predict the maximum stress value at any given combination of the three parameters. View Full-Text
Keywords: arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) method; structural analysis; structural design; rotary piercing; seamless pipes; bulk metal forming; FSI arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) method; structural analysis; structural design; rotary piercing; seamless pipes; bulk metal forming; FSI
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Topa, A.; Cerik, B.C.; Kim, D.K. A Useful Manufacturing Guide for Rotary Piercing Seamless Pipe by ALE Method. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8, 756. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8100756

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Topa A, Cerik BC, Kim DK. A Useful Manufacturing Guide for Rotary Piercing Seamless Pipe by ALE Method. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2020; 8(10):756. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8100756

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Topa, Ameen; Cerik, Burak C.; Kim, Do K. 2020. "A Useful Manufacturing Guide for Rotary Piercing Seamless Pipe by ALE Method" J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 8, no. 10: 756. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8100756

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