In this paper, we present a Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization (HPSO) algorithm that combines the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm with the Genetic Algorithm (GA) method. The algorithm is used for investigating the plastic deformation behavior of titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) in a multi-hole extrusion process. The simulation used rigid-plastic finite element (FE) DEFORMTM-3D software to obtain the minimum mandrel bias angle and exit tube bending angle. Results of the simulation indicate that these two angles were significantly less than 0.3 degrees, suggesting that metaheuristic algorithms based on HPSO and FE analysis could be used for general multi-hole extrusion processes.
Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management Vol.2, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 140: 279-284