CFD-FSI simulation of dry wire drawing

Advanced Lubrication - Mathieu Vervaecke

The process of steel wire drawing is a cold work hardening process. A metallic wire is pulled through a series of dies, in order to reduce its cross section. In dry wire drawing, the wire is lubricated by pullingit through a bath of dry soap granules which are entrained into the die with the wire. The formed lubricant film is essential to reduce the drawing forces and the corresponding power, as well as to obtain a proper surface quality of the steel wire. The aim of current research is to develop a fluid structure interaction numerical model to understand the lubricant behavior during wire drawing.

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