publication . Other literature type . 2009

Application of Hydroforming Process in Sheet Metal Formation

GRIZELJ, Branko; CUMIN, Josip; ERGIĆ, Todor;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: Strojarstvo : časopis za teoriju i praksu u strojarstvu, volume 51, issue 4 (issn: 0562-1887, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Croatian Union of Mechanical Engineers and Naval Architects
Abstract
This article deals with the theory and application of a hydroforming process. Nowadays automobile manufacturers use high strength sheet metal plates. This high strength steel sheet metal plates are strain hardened in the process of metal forming. With the use of high strength steel, cars are made lightweight, which is intended for low fuel consumption because of high energy prices. Some examples of application of a hydroforming process are simulated with FEM.
Subjects
free text keywords: Hydroforming; Fluid pressure; Metalforming; Strain-hardening

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