Physical Process Simulation



Jürgen Nietsch

Academic Staff


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Temperature and compression force over process time for a deformation process with four stages Copyright: IBF

The physical process simulation at the Institute of Metal Forming is mainly performed using the forming dilatometer DIL805 and the torsion plastometer STD812. With respect to temperature and forming history, the corresponding technological process conditions are reproduced on laboratory scale. This involves a combination of forming and heat treatment, or just the exploitation of simple physical processes.

After the physical process simulation, various methods can be used for the material testing of the specimens.

Scope of Physical Process Simulation

  • Simulation of combined forming and heat treatment cycles
  • Acquisition of TTT diagrams
  • Fundamental test for roll cladding
  • Determination of the thermal expansion coefficient