Numerical and Experimental Approach for Rectangular Cup of Li-Ion Battery Container with Extreme Aspect Ratio
The main goal of this study was to develop the technique of process design and manufacturing for a rectangular deep drawn cup with very narrow width by using finite element analysis scheme and a series of experiments. The manufacturing process of this rectangular cup required several intermediate steps to generate the final shape. The multi-stage deep drawing process was applied to finite element analysis, and a continuous progressive press was employed in a series of experiments. Final specifications of the rectangular deep drawn cup were length of 33.70mm, height of 48.30mm and width of 3.46mm, respectively. In this study, finite element analysis for this drawing process was carried out from the first to the seventh stage, and a series of practical experiment was performed. These simulated results of the rectangular cup were compared with the prototypes of the experiments in view of the deformed shape in each mid-part. The results of finite element analysis showed good agreement with those from the experiments.
N. Ohno and T. Uehara
T. W. Ku et al., "Numerical and Experimental Approach for Rectangular Cup of Li-Ion Battery Container with Extreme Aspect Ratio", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341, pp. 689-694, 2007