Deformation Behaviors of 6061 and 7075 Aluminum Tubes at Elevated Temperatures for Warm Hydroforming
The deformation behaviors of fully annealed or T6-treated 6061 and 7075 aluminum tubes are investigated at elevated temperature using uniaxial tensile test. Fully annealed 6061 and 7075 tube, and T6-treated 7075 tube do not show sharp local necking with an elongation of 50% at tensile temperature of 300oC, accordingly, it is expected that warm hydroforming process can be applied. The increase of tensile temperature does not significantly affect the total elongation of T6-treated 6061 tube.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
D. W. Suh et al., "Deformation Behaviors of 6061 and 7075 Aluminum Tubes at Elevated Temperatures for Warm Hydroforming", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 373-376, 2005