Analysis of plastic flow within the die and die deformation during extrusion for CPU heat sinks
CPU heat sinks with high efficiency of heat transfer are greatly demanded for a personal computer with high-speed computational ability. In recent years, the manufacturing technology of CPU heat sinks has got much attention and becomes indispensable for developing the high-performance CPUs.In this study, some different design criteria for the flow guide and die are proposed during an extrusion process with complex cross-sectional shapes, such as CPU heat sinks. The plastic flow pattern of the billet inside the die cavity is analyzed by using a commercial finite element package ¡§DEFORM 3D¡¨.The extrusion load, the stress and strain distribution of die, and the curvature of the product are investigated. Taguchi method is used to find the optimum extrusion condition of the die parameters. In addition, the experiments of extrusion using Al 6061 were carried out. The plastic flow pattern of the billet within the die and the dead metal zones were observed. The experimental data were compared with the analytical values to verify the validity of the proposed analytical models.
Advisor:none; none; none; none
School:National Sun Yat-Sen University
School Location:China - Taiwan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:taguchi method finite element analysis cpu heat sink extrusion process
Date of Publication:09/11/2006