Plastic Deformation Characteristics and Evaluation of Press Formability for Ti-6Al-4V Sheet at Warm Temperature
Titanium alloy sheets have excellent specific strength and corrosion resistance as well as good performance at high temperature. Recently, titanium alloys are widely employed not only aerospace parts but also prosthetics and motorcycle. However, titanium and its alloys are difficult-to-form materials due to limited slip system and plastic anisotropy. Titanium alloy sheets were usually formed by slow forming or hot forming with heating die and specimen. In the sheet metal forming area, FE simulation technique to optimize forming process is widely used. To achieve high accuracy FE simulation results, identification of material properties and deformation characteristics such ad yield behaviors are very important. In this study, the yield locus of Ti-6Al-4V sheet was obtained at warm temperature. The experimental results are compared with the theoretical predictions. Also, the Forming Limit Curves (FLC) was achieved at warm temperature.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
J. G. Park et al., "Plastic Deformation Characteristics and Evaluation of Press Formability for Ti-6Al-4V Sheet at Warm Temperature ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 875-878, 2010