Deep drawing simulations of Tailored Blanks and experimental verification

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Abstract

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.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationThe 6th International Conference on Sheet Metal (SheMet '98)
Place of PublicationEnschede
Pages235-246
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 1998
Event6th International Conference on Sheet Metal, SheMet 1998 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Aug 19988 Aug 1998
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Sheet Metal, SheMet 1998
Abbreviated titleSheMet
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period6/08/988/08/98

Keywords

  • METIS-145709
  • IR-33429

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