FE Simulation and Experimental Study of Tube Hydroforming Process for AA1050 Alloy at Various Temperatures
Considering the necessity of using light weight, high strength and corrosion resistant materials, automotive and aerospace industries need to use advanced production technologies. Hydroforming has been regarded as one of the new technologies in forming of aluminium and magnesium alloys. These alloys have very low formability at room temperature which will be improved at elevated temperatures. In this paper, AA1050 aluminium alloy tube is numerically and experimentally investigated at different temperatures. Thickness distribution in forming zone is studied under different thermal conditions. Numerical results have been verified by experiments and there is a good agreement.
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
H. M. Naeini et al., "FE Simulation and Experimental Study of Tube Hydroforming Process for AA1050 Alloy at Various Temperatures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 96-101, 2011