Forming Limit Diagrams for AA5083 under SPF and QPF Conditions
Forming Limit Diagrams (FLD’s) for AA5083 aluminum sheet were established under both Superplastic Forming (SPF) and Quick Plastic Forming (QPF) conditions. SPF conditions consisted of a strain rate of 0.0001/s at 500°C, while QPF conditions consisted of a strain rate of 0.01/s at 450°C. The forming limit diagrams were generated using uniaxial tension, biaxial bulge, and plane strain bulge testing. Forming limits were defined using two criteria: (1) macroscopic fracture and (2) greater than 2% cavitation. Very little difference was observed between the plane strain limits in the SPF and QPF conditions indicating comparable formability between the two processes with a commercial grade AA5083 material.
M. A. Kulas et al., "Forming Limit Diagrams for AA5083 under SPF and QPF Conditions", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 551-552, pp. 129-134, 2007