In hot forging, die wear is the main cause of failure. In this paper, the wear analysis of a closed hot forging die used at the final stage of a component has been realized. The simulation of forging process was carried out by commercially available software based on finite volume method and the depth of wear was evaluated with a constant wear coefficient. By comparing the numerical results with the measurement taken from the worn die, the wear coefficient has been evaluated for different points of the die surface and finally a value of wear coefficient is suggested. (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.