Innovative tube forming and joining technologies

Alves, L. M.; Martins, P. A. F.
May 2013
AIP Conference Proceedings;May2013, Vol. 1532 Issue 1, p114
Academic Journal
This paper introduces new manufacturing technologies for shaping tubes into metallic liners for composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPV's) that are commonly utilized in aerospace applications and for joining tubes in a wide range of applications comprising plumbing, air conditioned, refrigeration, process piping and lightweight structures, among others. The presentation gives emphasis to the tooling systems and to the numerical modeling and experimentation with the objective of describing the technical details and demonstrating the flexibility, versatility and cost effectiveness of the proposed technologies.


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