Behavior Analysis of the Aluminum 2017A Sheet Using Vapor Bulge Test

  • Salah AissaEmail author
  • Mahfoudh Ayadi
  • Mohamed-Ali Rezgui
  • Mohamed Soula
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The hot forming of thin structures (plates) uses the temperature as a factor that could increase the forming limits of the sheet metal. On top of the improving of forming limits, increasing temperature induces a decrease of spring- back and a clear reduction of limits loads necessary for the forming operation. The hot forming process is usually done in two independent phases: the first step is the blank heating and the second one is the load application. The present work shows a forming technique based on both temperature and pressure to make a sheet form. These parameters are linked to the water vaporization process into a cavity covered by the blank. This study will try to show:

Experimental aspects of sheets forming under the action of water vapor


Correlation between the blank geometry, level pressure and the forming temperatures.

Performances of the process expressed in terms of:


Temperature pressure vaporization forming sheet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salah Aissa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mahfoudh Ayadi
    • 2
  • Mohamed-Ali Rezgui
    • 3
  • Mohamed Soula
    • 4
  1. 1.ISET-Sousse, Cité ErriadhSousseTunisia
  2. 2.B.P N°65 Campus Universitaire Menzel AbderrahmaneBizerteTunisia
  3. 3.UR-MSSDT (99-UR11-46), ENSITTunisTunisia
  4. 4.LR-MAI (11-ES19), ENITTunisTunisia

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