Papers by Author: W.T. Zheng

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Authors: W.T. Zheng, Donato Sorgente, G. Palumbo, Luigi Tricarico, Li Mei Ren, L.X. Zhou, Shi Hong Zhang
Abstract: Using the optimum blank in sheet metal forming process not only can decrease the material wasting but also avoid possible defects such as local severe thinning, wrinkling and fracture. Since it is practical technology for industrial production, many blank optimization methods have been proposed and their validity was verified by some forming tests of typical or complicated components. However, all the forming tests were carried out at room temperature or under isothermal condition. In present work, a blank optimization method was employed to evaluate its efficiency in deep drawing of rectangular magnesium alloy cups under non-isothermal condition. It is proved by experiment that the employed blank optimization method can predict successfully the optimum initial blank shape for the component with specified shape and dimension.
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Authors: Yong Chao Xu, Shi Hong Zhang, H.M. Liu, Z.T. Wang, W.T. Zheng, Q.L. Zhang, Y. Xu
Abstract: The extruded sheets were prepared at the temperature between 350ıand 400ı, and the magnesium alloy sheet was manufactured by a new method, cross rolling, in which the rolling direction was changed in each pass. At the time, deep drawing of magnesium alloy sheet was investigated at elevated temperatures. The results show that the sheet has refined-grain by cross-rolling after it was annealed at 250ı, and the formability is significantly improved at lower temperatures, which is superior to the extruded sheet and the one-way rolled sheet. Deep drawing of magnesium alloy was performed successfully, and cylindrical cup of limited drawing ratio (LDR) 2.6 and 35 mm deep rectangular box (65ı50) was achieved at the lower temperature of 170ı. The different types of fracture were analyzed and reasonable parameters were determined.
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Authors: G. Palumbo, Donato Sorgente, Luigi Tricarico, S.H. Zhang, W.T. Zheng, L.X. Zhou, Li Mei Ren
Abstract: In this work the superplastic behaviour of a hot rolled AZ31 magnesium alloy sheet under a biaxial tension test with the blow forming technique is presented and reported. The specimen dome height and its thickness distribution, during and after the test, have been used as characterizing parameters. A numerical FE model of the test has been developed in order to easily characterize the material and to directly analyze experimental results. The influence of the rolling cycle on the microstructure and consequently on the material behaviour has been also analyzed. A synergic use of experimental results and of the numerical model has been done for finding material constants in different situations. The material flow parameters have been found and results are presented.
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