Investigation of the Effect of Heating-Lines on Tensional Mechanical Properties of Sheet Metal after Laser Forming
In this study，tensional mechanical properties of sheet metal with different heating-lines after laser forming are investigated. The basic mechanical properties of material (such as elastic modulus, yield strength, ultimate strength, TEI (total elongation index) and EIU (elongation index of uniform)) with different spacing between neighbored heating-lines and different heating-lines number are presented. The stress-strain curves are complied with a modified Swift law, where the hardening coefficient and strain hardening exponent of material are controlled by strain. The influence of heating-lines number on tensional mechanical properties of material is greater than that of the spacing between neighbored heating-lines. The results show that all mechanical properties are related to the distribution of microstructure in heat-affected zone after laser forming.
Huixuan Zhang, Ye Han, Fuxiao Chen and Jiuba Wen
A. H. Luo et al., "Investigation of the Effect of Heating-Lines on Tensional Mechanical Properties of Sheet Metal after Laser Forming", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 117-119, pp. 1666-1671, 2012