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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 607520, 5 pages
Research Article

Optimization of Tungsten Carbide Opposite Anvils Used in the In Situ High-Pressure Loading Apparatus

1Key Laboratory for Neutron Physics of Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics, Institute of Nuclear Physics and Chemistry, Mianyang 621900, China
2School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
3Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China

Received 23 March 2014; Revised 26 May 2014; Accepted 16 June 2014; Published 29 June 2014

Academic Editor: Sergio Preidikman

Copyright © 2014 Zhang Ying et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In order to optimize the structure of anvils, finite element method is used to simulate two kinds of structures, one of which has a support ring but the other one does not. According to the simulated results, it is found that the maximum value of pressure appears at the center of culet when the bevelled angle is about 20°. Comparing the results of these two kinds of structures, we find that the efficiency of pressure transformation for the structure without support ring is larger than that for the structure with support ring. Considering the effect of von Mises stress, two kinds of tungsten carbide opposite anvils have been manufactured with bevelled angle of 10°. The experimental results for these two anvils are in good agreement with the simulation.