Paper Title:

Finite Element Simulation for Superplastic Blow Forming of Toroidal Ti-6Al-4V Fuel Tank

Periodical Materials Science Forum (Volume 735)
Main Theme Superplasticity in Advanced Materials - ICSAM 2012
Chapter IV. Design, Testing and Modelling
Edited by Gerard Bernhart
Pages 240-245
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Jong Hoon Yoon et al., 2012, Materials Science Forum, 735, 240
Online since December 2012
Authors Jong Hoon Yoon, Ho Sung Lee, Yeng Moo Yi, Joon Tae Yoo
Keywords Preform, Superplastic Forming, Thickness, Toroidal Fuel Tank
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In the current study, the finite element simulation for superplastic blow forming of a toroidal Ti-6Al-4V fuel tank is discussed. 3 types of preforms are investigated in order to obtain defect free final shape with desirable thickness distribution. From the simulation result, forming tool is designed so that the hydraulic pressure is not used. The forming test is carried out using forming pressure profile obtained from the simulation, and the validity of the selected perform is investigated in terms of thickness distribution and deformed shape.