Tailored Blanks are increasingly used in the automotive industry. A combination of different materials, thickness, and coatings can be welded together to form a blank for stamping car body panels. The main advantage of using Tailored Blanks is to have specific characteristics at particular parts of the blank in order to reduce the material weight and costs. To investigate the behaviour of Tailored Blanks during deep drawing, the finite element code DiekA is used. In this paper, simulations of the deep drawing of two products using Tailored Blanks are discussed. For verification, the two products are stamped to gain experimental information. The correlation between the experimental results and the simulation results appears to be satisfactory.
|Title of host publication||The 6th International Conference on Sheet Metal (SheMet '98)|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Apr 1998|
|Event||6th International Conference on Sheet Metal, SheMet 1998 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands|
Duration: 6 Aug 1998 → 8 Aug 1998
Conference number: 6
|Conference||6th International Conference on Sheet Metal, SheMet 1998|
|Period||6/08/98 → 8/08/98|
Meinders, V. T., Huetink, H., & van den Berg, A. (1998). Deep drawing simulations of Tailored Blanks and experimental verification. In The 6th International Conference on Sheet Metal (SheMet '98) (pp. 235-246). Enschede.