Numerical Simulation of Stretch Bending Process and Springback for T Section Aluminum Extrusions
In order to improve the forming precision of the stretch bending process for T section aluminum extrusions and meet the fine forming requirement of the aerostat blank parts, the elongation controlled stretch bending process finite element model is proposed, which is based on the basic principle of the stretch bending forming with respect to A-7B CNC Section Stretch Wrap Forming Machine by analyzing various factors that influence the qualities of stretch bending parts, and the numerical simulation of the stretch bending process and spring back for T section aluminum extrusions is carried out. The results of simulation show that the pre-stretching elongation has a major effect on stretch bending parts and finite post-stretching elongation helps to improve the forming qualities of the parts. Comparing with the experimental results, the spring back of the finite element simulation shows good agreement with that of the experimental results.
Zhejun Yuan, Xipeng Xu, Dunwen Zuo, Julong Yuan and Yingxue Yao
M. H. Chen et al., "Numerical Simulation of Stretch Bending Process and Springback for T Section Aluminum Extrusions ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 315-316, pp. 416-420, 2006