A Study on the Formability of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy Sheet with Experiment and Simulation
This paper is concerned with formability of AZ31B magnesium alloy sheets at various temperatures. In order to acquire the forming limit curve for quantifying the formability of the magnesium alloy sheet, hemispherical punch forming tests are performed under various temperatures. The initial shape of the blank is rectangular and six different types of specimens are used with their length along the rolling direction of 175mm and widths along the transverse direction of 25, 50, 75, 100, 120 and 175mm. With the equipment of on a SIMADZU 100-ton universal testing machine, hemispherical punch forming tests are performed and a forming limit diagram is constructed at the temperature of 100°C, 200°C and 250°C. FE analyses of hemispherical punch forming tests are also conducted by considering ductile failure model in order to compare the forming limit curve obtained from the experiment and numerical analysis. The comparison examines problems in the current material model and it suggests a future research direction.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
J. H. Song et al., "A Study on the Formability of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy Sheet with Experiment and Simulation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 173-176, 2009