Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Celentano D.J., Palacios M.A., Rojas E.L., Cruchaga M.A. and Artigas A.A. (2009)

Simulation and experimental validation of multiple-step wire drawing processes. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.finel.2008.09.001

Revista : Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
Volumen : 45
Número : 3
Páginas : 163-180
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


This paper presents an experimental analysis and a numerical simulation of the mechanical behaviour
experienced by a steel rod during multiple-step wire cold-drawing processes. To this end, a set of tensile
experiments is firstly carried out in order to characterise the material hardening evolution for different
consecutive wire reductions. The experimental procedure also encompasses the measurement of drawing
forces in a multiple-step process conducted at a laboratory scale under different drawing velocities. Then,
this problem is simulated via a finite element formulation that accounts for both large viscoplastic strains
and friction effects. The results obtained with the simulation are experimentally validated. Finally, the
influence of specific operating conditions, such as the decrease of the number of wire reductions and the
presence of back tension, on the material response during the whole process is numerically assessed.