T. Kloppenborg, M. Schwane, N. Ben Khalifa, A. E. Tekkaya, A. Brosius:
In: Key Engineering Materials Vol. 491 (2012) pp 97-104 (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.491.97


The design of porthole dies for aluminum extrusion processes is very complex. For the accurate design, fundamental knowledge about material flow is of major importance. To gain these information, numerical methods are increasingly utilized. The accuracy of the simulation results depends mainly on the precision of the used boundary conditions in the model. Therefore, visioplastic analyses of the material flow inside a porthole die are presented in this paper. A special modular tool concept was developed to prepare and visualize the material flow inside the process. The results of the experimental analysis were used for the verification of numerical results which were calculated with the commercial software codes Deform3D and HyperXtrude.