An Analysis of Stainless Steel Micro Square Hole-Flange Using Stretching Processes


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This study is focused on the influences of micro stretching process, miniaturized of micro square hole-flange to stainless steel (SUS304) material, and different thicknesses (0.2, 0.1, 0.05mm) of plate. By undergoing finite element program analysis of material parameter corrected by scale factor, we can discover the differences of different thicknesses of plate during micro stretching forming process. The finite element method in this paper is combined with the plastic flow rule of Dynaform and LS-DYNA solver, finite element deformed theory, and updated Lagrangian formulation to simulate the process of micro square hole-flange. The point of this research is by simulating and analyzing all datum of micro stretching forming process, relation between punch load and stroke, distribution of thickness, distribution of stress and strain, the maximum diameter of flange’s hole and the maximum height of flange. Design three pairs of micro square hole-flange tool undergoing micro stretching experience through SUS304 plate. Compare the experience to the results of the simulation to test the reliability of this analyzing program. Through finite element analysis and the results of the experience, we can discover that the minimum of the thickness, the biggest stress and major strain centralize areas where blank and punch corner meet.



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Yeong-Maw Hwang and Cho-Pei Jiang




T. C. Chen and C. M. Hsu, "An Analysis of Stainless Steel Micro Square Hole-Flange Using Stretching Processes", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 626, pp. 402-407, 2015

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August 2014




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