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Published in: International Journal of Material Forming 1/2018

27-12-2016 | Original Research

Numerical and experimental investigations of laser shock forming aluminum alloy sheet with mold

Authors: Xingquan Zhang, Yan Zhang, Yiwei Zhang, Shanbao Pei, Zhilai Huang, Lei Deng, Shengzhi Li

Published in: International Journal of Material Forming | Issue 1/2018

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Abstract

Laser shock forming (LSF) technology employs shock waves to form sheet metal into three-dimensional complex parts, and has application potential in manufacturing sheet metal parts. In this paper, the forming of 2024 aluminum alloy sheet with LSF was investigated through numerical and experimental methods. The numerical model was established with the commercial code ABAQUS/Explicit. The formed conical cup was obtained from the simulation, and validated by the experiment. With the verified numerical model, the deformation behaviors, including deformation velocity, sheet thickness variation and strain distribution, were studied. In addition, the influence of different shock wave pressures on the forming precision was also investigated. The experimental and numerical results show that the metal sheet loaded by shock wave can take the shape of the mold, and the non-uniform thickness is distributed in the formed cup. The investigations also display that there exists reverse deformation at the central region of deforming sheet owing to severe collision during LSF. In order to obtain formed part with better quality, an appropriate pressure of applied shock waves is required.

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Metadata
Title
Numerical and experimental investigations of laser shock forming aluminum alloy sheet with mold
Authors
Xingquan Zhang
Yan Zhang
Yiwei Zhang
Shanbao Pei
Zhilai Huang
Lei Deng
Shengzhi Li
Publication date
27-12-2016
Publisher
Springer Paris
Published in
International Journal of Material Forming / Issue 1/2018
Print ISSN: 1960-6206
Electronic ISSN: 1960-6214
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12289-016-1333-4

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