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Electromagnetic-assisted calibration for surface part of aluminum alloy with a dedicated uniform pressure coil

  • Wei Liu
  • Xifan Zou
  • Shangyu HuangEmail author
  • Yu Lei
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Abstract

Springback is an inevitable defect of aluminum alloy sheet after conventional stamping process, which directly has an influence on the forming accuracy of part. For a surface part of aluminum alloy, the stamping process was used to complete the preforming process, and then the electromagnetic forming was adopted to calibrate the shape and improve the forming accuracy. A dedicated uniform pressure coil was proposed to quasi-uniformly impose the impulse magnetic pressure on the whole part. The effect of discharge voltage on the springback phenomenon was experimentally and numerically investigated. It was found that the springback defect of surface part was significantly reduced with the discharge voltage increasing. The forming accuracy of surface part was remarkably improved under the discharge voltage of 5 kV. It can be attributed to two aspects: on the one hand, the effective plastic strain level at the bottom of surface part was greatly elevated, and on the other hand, the gap between the tensile stress on the exterior surface and the compressive stress on the interior surface was well decreased.

Keywords

Electromagnetic forming Surface part Springback Uniform pressure coil 

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Funding information

This project (P2018-013) was supported by State Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Die & Mould Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Precision and Micro-manufacturing Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Die & Mould TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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