Influence of Press Ram Pulsation on Deep Drawability of Dual Phase Steel Sheet
S. Olguner and A. Tolga Bozdana
University of Gaziantep, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Gaziantep, Turkey
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A study of the influences of press ram pulsation on deep drawability of dual phase steel sheet is presented. General characteristics of deep drawing process, press ram pulsation technique and dual phase steels are briefly discussed. A finite element model is used to evaluate the influence of pulse motion profile of press ram on the thickness reduction of steel sheet and forming load. Commercial finite element software package DEFORM-3D is used for modelling and simulation of cylindrical cup drawing. The effects of superimposed low frequency vibrations of the press ram are investigated. Pulsation amplitudes of 0.5, 0.25, and 0.125 mm are created on the die with the corresponding pulsation frequencies of 5, 10, and 20 Hz. Finite element simulations are carried out using material model of dual phase (DP600) steel, that is one of the most widely used materials in automobile industry, in order to improve crash safety and fuel economy. Results obtained with press ram pulsation are compared with results for the conventional press ram motion and significant effect of proposed method is demonstrated.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.742
PACS numbers: 81.20.Hy, 81.40.Lm, 02.70.Dh