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Advanced Sheet/Bulk Metal Forming

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 1163

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Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, R. Dr. Roberto Frias, 400, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal
Interests: metal forming processes; material characterization; constitutive modelling; numerical simulation; experimental validation; inverse optimization techniques
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: manufacturing processes; metal forming technology and processing; sheet metal forming; numerical simulation; experimental validation; material testing and constitutive modelling
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Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, R. Dr. Roberto Frias, 400, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: structural materials and components; formability and processing; severe plastic deformation; numerical modelling and materials’ characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The manufacturing of sheet and bulk metal components has undergone significant computerization and industrialization. Researchers and industry continually explore state-of-the-art methods to develop cost-effective and efficient advanced forming solutions. This pursuit targets the enhancement of existing processes, ensuring ongoing advancements in productivity.

This Special Issue aims to focus on the most recent developments and trends in advanced sheet and bulk metal forming processes. Our goal is to highlight the latest state-of-the-art approaches that can be applied to advanced forming technology, as well as new solutions for the experimental characterization and numerical modelling of sheet and bulk formability, using different metallic alloys under general processing conditions.

The Special Issue will cover, but will not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Designing and modelling of metal forming processes (e.g., stamping, deep drawing, roll forming, bending, forging , extrusion, rolling, etc);
  • Formability, fracture, and fatigue: experiments, modelling, and numerical prediction;
  • Identification of constitutive material models through inverse analysis and artificial intelligence (AI);
  • Intelligent and emerging metal processing technologies;
  • Forming process contact conditions;
  • Mechanical performance of products.

Dr. Rui L. Amaral
Dr. Abel Dias dos Santos
Dr. Tiago E. F. Silva
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • sheet metal forming
  • bulk metal forming
  • manufacturing process conditions
  • constitutive modelling
  • finite element analysis
  • material characterization
  • experimental validation

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Study on Stamping–Bulging Process of Thin-Walled Superalloy Diaphragm for S-Shaped Bellows
by Zhubin He, Qingsong Zhao, Kun Zhang, Jian Ning, Yi Xu and Xianggang Ruan
Materials 2024, 17(12), 2829; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17122829 - 10 Jun 2024
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A combined stamping–bulging forming process was proposed to achieve high-precision forming of large-diameter, ultra-thin-walled, superalloy welded S-type corrugated diaphragms. The underlying principle is to enhance the diaphragm’s forming accuracy by increasing the plastic deformation region and reducing springback. Using the ABAQUS version 6.14 [...] Read more.
A combined stamping–bulging forming process was proposed to achieve high-precision forming of large-diameter, ultra-thin-walled, superalloy welded S-type corrugated diaphragms. The underlying principle is to enhance the diaphragm’s forming accuracy by increasing the plastic deformation region and reducing springback. Using the ABAQUS version 6.14 finite element analysis software, finite element models were constructed for the stamping, hydraulic bulging, and combined stamping–bulging forming processes of the welded S-type metal corrugated diaphragms. A comparative analysis was conducted on the forming processes of the welded S-type metal corrugated diaphragms under the three forming methods, focusing on equivalent stress, distribution of wall thickness, and forming accuracy. This analysis determined the optimal forming process and the corresponding process parameters for superalloy welded S-type metal corrugated diaphragms. The results show that under a constant drawing force, as the bulging pressure increases, the plastic deformation of the straight sections of the diaphragm becomes more pronounced, resulting in improved shape accuracy. The combined stamping–bulging forming process guarantees the highest degree of shape accuracy for the diaphragm. The optimal process parameters were identified as a 30 t force and a 5 MPa pressure, with a maximum shape error of 0.02 mm. Concerning a plate thickness of 0.3 mm, the maximum deviation rate was found to be 6.7%, which represents a 30% improvement over traditional stamping processes. The maximum wall thinning rate was found to be 3.3%, a 1% reduction compared to traditional stamping processes, confirming the process’s feasibility. Full article
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New Method for Detecting Flange Fracture Initiation in Incremental Radial Extrusion
by Grzegorz Winiarski
Materials 2024, 17(5), 1054; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17051054 - 25 Feb 2024
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This study investigates flange fracture formation in unconventional incremental radial extrusion. This manufacturing technique involves using rings with a gradually increasing inside diameter for constraining the free flow of material in the radial direction. As a result, the shaped flange has a constant [...] Read more.
This study investigates flange fracture formation in unconventional incremental radial extrusion. This manufacturing technique involves using rings with a gradually increasing inside diameter for constraining the free flow of material in the radial direction. As a result, the shaped flange has a constant thickness and a significantly larger diameter than that formed using the standard extrusion process conducted without the use of rings. EN AW 6060 aluminum alloy tube sections were used as the billet material, and the extrusion process was conducted under cold forming conditions at ambient temperature. For the determination of material fracture initiation, a new method was proposed involving the analysis of strain, strain rate and values of the normalized Cockcroft–Latham fracture criterion integral. The main advantage of the new method is that it allows for the prediction of fracture initiation via only FEM results analysis, i.e., it is not necessary to carry out additional experiments aimed at calibrating or determining limit parameters of a given material. It was shown that the occurrence of differences in the distribution of the above-mentioned parameters coincided with flange fracture initiation. Full article
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