Finite Element Analysis of Elongation in Free Explosive Forming of Aluminum Alloy Blanks Using CEL Method

Alipour, R.
September 2011
International Review of Mechanical Engineering;Sep2011, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p1039
Academic Journal
Because of high ductility, aluminum alloys, have been widely used as an important base of metal forming industries. But the main week point of these alloys is their low strength so in forming them with conventional methods like deep drawing, hydro forming, etc have been always faced with problems like fracture during of forming process. Because of this, recently using of explosive forming method for forming of these plates has been recommended. In this paper free explosive forming of A2024 aluminum alloy is numerically simulated and during it, explosion wave propagation process is studied. Consequences of this simulation can be effective in prediction of quality of production. These consequences are compared with an experimental test and show the superiority of this method to similar methods like hydro forming and deep drawing.


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