Effects of temperature and driver sheet for magnesium alloy sheet in magnetic pulse forming

  • Junrui Xu
  • Yingqi Zhou
  • Junjia Cui
  • Liang Huang
  • Xu Zhang
  • Guangyao Li


Thermal effect from warm temperature is always used to improve the formability of AZ31 magnesium alloy sheet. However, it is seldom employed to deform AZ31 sheet in magnetic pulse forming process, due to increasing resistivity and decreasing effect of high strain rate. In this study, Al driver sheets without heating were used to strength effect of high strain rate and drive AZ31 sheet with warm temperature to deform. Method of numerical simulation was used to analyze magnetic pulse forming of AZ31 sheet with driver sheet and temperature. Magnetic flux density and magnetic force with and without Al driver sheet (thickness of 1, 1.5, and 2 mm) and different temperature (25, 100, 150, 200, and 250°C) were investigated. Deformation processes and velocity with Al driver sheet and different temperature were analyzed. The results indicate that it is better for formability of AZ31 sheet to adopt 1-mm Al driver sheet at higher discharge energy and warm temperature.


AZ31 sheet Magnetic pulse forming Warm temperature Al driver sheet 


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Funding information

This project received financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51405412, 51401064), the State Key Laboratory of Material Processing and Die & Mould Technology (No. P2018-019), and Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacture Technology for Automobile Parts (Chongqing University of Technology), Ministry of Education (No. 2014KLMT06). The Youth Foundation of Hunan Province Education Department (47151).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Junrui Xu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Yingqi Zhou
    • 1
  • Junjia Cui
    • 5
  • Liang Huang
    • 3
  • Xu Zhang
    • 6
  • Guangyao Li
    • 5
  1. 1.Engineering Research Center of Complex Tracks Processing Technology and Equipment of Ministry of EducationXiangtan UniversityXiangtanChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacture Technology for Automobile PartsChongqing University of Technology, Ministry of EducationChongqingChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Material Processing and Die & Mould TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  4. 4.Key Laboratory of Welding Robot and Application Technology of Hunan ProvinceXiangtan UniversityXiangtanChina
  5. 5.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, College of Mechanical and Vehicle EngineeringHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  6. 6.College of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringHunan University of Science and TechnologyXiangtanChina

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