Investigation of Drawing Ratio Effect on Chart Rupture in Hydroforming Process

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Abstract

Hydroforming process in one of the most effective production method, for improving the drawing ratio in sheet metal forming process. This is due to the fact that in hydroforming process, forming takes place using a punch which drives the part forward via a controlled fluid pressure. In this paper, deep drawing hydroforming for circular punch is investigated. Different pressure paths are tested using ABAQUS 6.7 software, in order to determine practical pressure constraint via simulation. Finally, drawing ratio effect on practical pressure constraint is investigated. In order to evaluate simulation accuracy, the obtained results are compared with some experimental results. Results indicate that by increasing drawing ratio, rupture curve is dropped significantly, and allowed zone area is reduced. Moreover, with increasing time, allowed zone area is expanded, and with increasing drawing ratio, allowed zone distance is reduced.