October 28, 2023

Sensing and Control During Bulk SPP


In this work, we use the thermoelectricity to directly measure the temperature at different radial positions within instrumented Al1100 billets during friction extrusion. Site-specific and uninterrupted temperature measurements were possible by measuring the local voltages at several thermoelectric junctions consisting of aluminum-nickel pairs during extrusion. Measurements were conducted for a constant die rotation speed of 150 RPM and different extrusion feed rates of 2, 8, 32, and 80 mm.min-1. X-ray computed tomography was used to locate the positions of the thermoelectric junctions inside the processed billet, thus allowing for site-specific microstructural characterization at the precise measurement points. Smooth particle hydrodynamic modeling allowed to determine the thermal, strain, and strain rate fields developing during FE. The applicability and limitations of this temperature measurement approach are discussed as a function of the peak extrusion and torsion stresses relative to the matrix of extrusion feed rates.

Published: October 28, 2023


Escobar J.D., B.S. Taysom, G.J. Grant, S.A. Whalen, A. Soulami, and L. Li. 2023. Sensing and Control During Bulk SPP Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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