Planning and implementation of a digital shadow for the friction factor quantification of the ECAP process using grey box modeling approach and finite element analysis

Andreas Schwarz, Martin Stockinger, Benjamin James Ralph

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This paper describes the possibility of analytical friction factor generation using a Grey Box modelling approach. A preprocessor is used, which automatically collects measured data via a Smart Production Network and calculates the effective friction coefficient as a function of all significant process parameters of the Equal-Channel-Angular-Pressing (ECAP) process using a data-driven evaluation algorithm. The results of this calculation are then automatically implemented in an efficiently programmed finite element analysis. This Digital Shadow then serves as the basis for the implementation of a Digital Twin, which is described shortly at the end.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIRP
Number of pages241
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2021

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Name Procedia CIRP
ISSN (Print)2212-8271

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