Diametrical growth in the forward flow forming process: simulation, validation, and prediction

Song, X., Fong, K.S., Oon, S.R., Tiong, W.R., Li, P.F., Korsunsky, A. M. and Danno, A. (2014) Diametrical growth in the forward flow forming process: simulation, validation, and prediction. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 71(1-4), pp. 207-217. (doi:10.1007/s00170-013-5492-x)

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Abstract

In the present study, the phenomenon of diametric growth in the forward flow forming process has been studied through finite element simulation and experimental investigation. Implicit integration scheme was employed in the simulation to achieve good accuracy for diametric growth prediction. The simulation results were in good agreement with the experiments for both types of materials considered, the aluminum alloy AA6061 and stainless steel SS304L. The residual stresses in the flow-formed parts were measured using x-ray diffraction to validate the model as well as provide the explanation for the diametric growth behavior. Based on the numerical and experimental results, an empirical function was proposed here to describe the amount of diametric growth in the flow-formed parts, which can be used as a predictive tool for dimension control in the flow forming process.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Li, Dr Peifeng
Authors: Song, X., Fong, K.S., Oon, S.R., Tiong, W.R., Li, P.F., Korsunsky, A. M., and Danno, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0268-3768
ISSN (Online):1433-3015
Published Online:22 November 2013

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