In-kind value of time awarded at the ISIS Neutron & Muon Source – REF2021

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Radial forging is an open-die forging process utilizing radially moving dies for producing of cylindrical/tubular components with different internal and external profiles. The process has good reliability to produce high integrity forgings with tight tolerance, smooth surface, improved mechanical properties at high production rates (relatively) and low cost. These bring extensive application potentials in aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas industries. However, establishing the radial forging procedure is still an expensive and timeconsuming process based on trial and error, due to the lack understanding of complex deformation characteristics leading to several type of defects in the components such as internal cracks/cavities, fishtail forming, folding is generated, and component may not fit for purpose or service. On other hand instrumental issues such as asymmetric dies movements will twist the material radially and tare the component. Hence, this work aims to study material flow during cold radial forging process. Also the work aims to study crystallographic texture evolution during cold radial forging peration.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsSTFC Rutherford Appleton Lab


  • Cold Radial Forging
  • Crystal Plastcity modelling
  • Texture evolution