Increase Lifetime of Cold Forming Punch Using Abaqus

Lee, Jerry (2006). Increase Lifetime of Cold Forming Punch Using Abaqus B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Lee, Jerry
Thesis Title Increase Lifetime of Cold Forming Punch Using Abaqus
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2006
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Bill Daniel
Total pages 84
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
The competition between firms manufacturing automobile fasteners has become fiercely competitive due to the influence of the American automobile crisis. This thesis is written for the general manager of Funda Fastners Co Ltd to provide a solution for saving costs on tooling, thereby remaining competitive in the industry and boosting profits to desired levels.

A bolt used for assembling engines is formed by a “2 die 2 blow” process. The Torx punch, used in the process of the second blow, fails regularly after 2000 operations. To examine the cause for this unanticipated and quick failure, the forming process was modelled in a 3D environment using a finite element program called Abaqus.

Due to time constraints and unforseen problems during the modelling process, the model for investigating the problem could not be solved and the required results could not be obtained.

On the other hand, the methodology in this thesis provides full details of the modelling process and can certainly be used as a manual for the student who desires to complete the remaining work, or as a reference for student who desires to model a 3D problem using Abaqus.
Keyword cold forming punch

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