Numerical Simulation and Test Research of Continuous Flexible Forming Process for the Spherical Parts
The deformation of sheet metal in the continuous flexible forming (CFF) process is complex and the formed result is affected by many factors. In this paper, the finite element model of CFF was founded and the forming processes of spherical parts were simulated with the software ABAQUS. The interaction between transversal deformation and longitudinal deformation in the CFF process is analyzed. Based on results of numerical simulation and forming tests, the process parameters of CFF is revised, and formed surface is measured by three dimensional sensing system, the measured results indicate the precision of formed parts are satisfactory.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
Y. W. Lan et al., "Numerical Simulation and Test Research of Continuous Flexible Forming Process for the Spherical Parts", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 269-272, 2011