The use of biaxial test data in the validation of constitutive descriptions for tube hydroforming applications
2007 (English)In: Journal of Materials Processing Technology, ISSN 0924-0136, Vol. 184, no 1-3, 69-76 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
When considering finite element simulations of aluminium tube hydroforming, the user is facing several challenges. Firstly, extruded aluminium is anisotropic in yield stress and plastic flow. Secondly, the hydroforming process introduces new issues concerning friction and process control. This imposes a demand for accurate constitutive models as well as for hydroforming process related testing methods. The present study focuses on how biaxial tests can be used to calibrate and validate a constitutive model. It is also shown that by using inverse modelling, additional information can be obtained through these types of tests, such as, e.g. the frictional behaviour for different lubrication conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 184, no 1-3, 69-76 p.
Aluminum alloys, Hydroforming, Anisotropic material, Friction
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14247DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2006.09.039OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14247DiVA: diva2:23008