Study of Bend Angle Allowance for Sheet Metal Forming in Aerospace Industry

Raghavendra Rao, S and Manyam Kothapalli, S.R.S and Ravishankar, S (2014) Study of Bend Angle Allowance for Sheet Metal Forming in Aerospace Industry. In: International Conference on Trends in Product Life Cycle, Modeling Simulation and Synthesis PLMSS-2014, 6th to 8th January 2014, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, TamilNadu, India.

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Sheet metal forming is one of the major forming processes adopted for manufacturing of thin walled components (thickness < 3mm) in aerospace and automobile industry. The final form and dimensions of the sheet metal components are affected by several factors such as material characteristics, thickness, bend radius, flange length, spring back, etc,. Among these, spring back is considered to be the major factor affecting the bend angle on the component. Thus, to achieve the nominal bend angle, it is necessary to predict the bend angle on the form tool with due consideration given to spring back. This work proposes a relation for the bend angle on the form tool with respect to the nominal bend angle on the component for a given sheet thickness and material. The relation was verified for Al2024 alloy sheet metal components of thickness ranging between 1-2mm, and the results were found to be very encouraging.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bend Angle, Springback, Sheet metal forming, Form Tool
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
ENGINEERING > Engineering (General)
ENGINEERING > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Sri. S Raghavendra Rao
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2014 04:44
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2014 04:44

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