Title: Electromagnetic forming analysis of AA5182 at elevated temperatures

Authors: Himanshu Chaudhary; Sachin D. Kore

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, 781 039, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, 781 039, India

Abstract: Electromagnetic forming is a high-velocity, unconventional forming process, in which a high magnetic field is used to form a metal workpiece. Light weight metals such as aluminium and magnesium and their alloys are generally formed through this type of forming process. Increasing the temperature would lead to a decrease in the flow stress of a material. Thus, a metal can be deformed easily at elevated operating temperatures for the case of conventional forming. In this paper, high-velocity electromagnetic forming analysis of aluminium alloy AA5182 has been carried out in a commercially available FEM package, LS Dyna®. The deformation behaviour, in the case of electromagnetic forming, has been studied for various elevated temperatures in order to determine the feasibility of the process at high temperatures.

Keywords: electromagnetic forming; warm forming; numerical simulation; v-die forming; high temperature; aluminium alloys; flow stress; deformation behaviour; finite element method; FEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMP.2016.078059

International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, 2016 Vol.11 No.1/2, pp.105 - 118

Received: 16 Jan 2016
Accepted: 15 Apr 2016

Published online: 26 Jul 2016 *

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