The finite element analysis on planetary rolling process

Chih Kang Shih*, Ching-Hua Hung, Ray Quen Hsu

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This paper is focused on using the finite element method to simulate and analyze the planetary rolling process. First, a basic geometric model of the planetary rolling mill that considers roll profiles and offset angle of the rolls was constructed. Then, a three-dimensional elastic-plastic finite element simulation was used to analyze both the deformation characteristics of this process and the distributions of stress and strain in the workpieces. During simulations, an algorithm called Equation of Meshing was proposed by which the initial contact conditions between the rollers and the workpiece were successfully derived. Finally, an optimum design method was integrated into this analysis for seeking the best design variables in order to reduce the cavity conditions in the leading end of milled steel rods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2001
Event5th Asia Pacific Conference on Materials Processing - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 25 Jun 200125 Jun 2001


  • Equation of Meshing
  • Finite element analysis
  • Planetary rolling process

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