Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Manufacturing Process Parameters on Thin-Walled Tube Bending Defects

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The aim of this paper is to survey thin-walled tube bending process (without use of mandrel and booster). In tube bending process there are several effective parameters such as wall thickness, outer diameter-to-wall thickness ratio, and centerline bending radius-to-outer diameter ratio. Any mismatch in selecting these parameters would cause defects like wrinkling, variation in wall thickness, and cross section distortion. Firstly, the effects of these parameters on the initiation of the wrinkle, depth of wrinkling, change in wall thickness, and cross section distortion are studied. For this purpose, an FE commercial code has been used to simulate the process. Then, a series of experimental tests have been carried out to verify the results simulation. A comparison between analytical and experimental results shows a reasonable agreement with each other. Based on this comparison, it has been observed that there is a critical bending radius for any tube with a certain radius and thickness, in which the wrinkling begins to occur. For a certain bending angle and radius, it have been observed that the depth of wrinkling, change in wall thickness, and cross section distortion increase with reduction in wall thickness and outer diameter-to-wall thickness ratio

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 83-86)

Edited by:

M. S. J. Hashmi, B. S. Yilbas and S. Naher

Pages:

1107-1112

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.83-86.1107

Citation:

J. Taheri Kahnamouei and M. Sedighi, "Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Manufacturing Process Parameters on Thin-Walled Tube Bending Defects", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 83-86, pp. 1107-1112, 2010

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December 2009

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