Analytical Analysis of Three-Roll Bending of Thin-Plate
In this paper, an analytical solution for the three-roll bending process of thin-plate was presented. Based on the theoretical analysis on continuously loading and unloading deformation of the plate during roll-bending, the curvature equations governing the bending behavior of thin-plate were set up and then solved by integration. Combing the solutions with the geometrical relationships in three-roll bender, the deflection and bending angles occurring during the steady continuous bending period were obtained by an iterative scheme. Numerical examples were given to illustrate the application of the solutions. The variation of the top roll’s position with the intended bend radius, the curvature and deflection distributions on bent plate were shown in graphically and discussed.
Z. Y. Cai et al., "Analytical Analysis of Three-Roll Bending of Thin-Plate", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 308-310, pp. 937-942, 2011