Modeling Production Plant Forming Processes

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Engineering has simulation tools and experience in modeling forming processes. Y-12 personnel have expressed interest in validating our tools and experience against their manufacturing process activities such as rolling, casting, and forging etc. We have demonstrated numerical capabilities in a collaborative DOE/OIT project with ALCOA that is nearing successful completion. The goal was to use ALE3D to model Alcoa's slab rolling process in order to demonstrate a computational tool that would allow Alcoa to define a rolling schedule that would minimize the probability of ingot fracture, thus reducing waste and energy consumption. It is intended to lead to long-term collaboration ... continued below

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Rhee, M; Becker, R; Couch, R & Li, M September 22, 2004.

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Engineering has simulation tools and experience in modeling forming processes. Y-12 personnel have expressed interest in validating our tools and experience against their manufacturing process activities such as rolling, casting, and forging etc. We have demonstrated numerical capabilities in a collaborative DOE/OIT project with ALCOA that is nearing successful completion. The goal was to use ALE3D to model Alcoa's slab rolling process in order to demonstrate a computational tool that would allow Alcoa to define a rolling schedule that would minimize the probability of ingot fracture, thus reducing waste and energy consumption. It is intended to lead to long-term collaboration with Y-12 and perhaps involvement with other components of the weapons production complex. Using simulations to aid in design of forming processes can: decrease time to production; reduce forming trials and associated expenses; and guide development of products with greater uniformity and less scrap.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-206760
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/918410 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918410
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886856

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Rhee, M; Becker, R; Couch, R & Li, M. Modeling Production Plant Forming Processes, report, September 22, 2004; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886856/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.