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Need advice on how to perform plastic deformation of a metal through a die in extrusion

Question asked by Suman Krishna Nuguru on Sep 21, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 22, 2016 by Bill McEachern

Hi everyone,

     I am trying to perform metal extrusion of a billet through a die. Although I have tried playing around with contact sets, and advanced convergence parameters in the simulation module, the problem always fails and I am unable to generate any valid results for the extruded metal. FYI, I have already tried 2D axisymmetric and 3D modeling, but I am clearly missing something elementary. Please help me with your advice. I am uploading the part and the result files with this question.