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Formability study of magnesium alloy AZ31B

Abstract : The main aim of this paper is to study the formability of the AZ31B magnesium alloy at various temperature and strain rates. The tensile tests are performed to describe the rheological behavior of material, and the constitutive law is identified with Voce law [1], which contains a softening item. The law is proved effectiveness by fitting the equation with the experimental data. Nakazima experiments with hemispherical punch have been performed at CEMEF on a hydraulic testing machine. Six strain paths are selected by performing various sample geometries [2]. The Aramis©Optical strain measurement system has been used to obtain principle forming limit strain. The Forming Limit Diagram (FLD) is obtained by the critical point on the specimen surface at various temperatures. It is shown that the forming limit curve is higher at high temperature. Based on the Voce law model, finite element simulations of deep drawing test have been done with the commercial finite element code FORGE® in order to investigate the feasibility of hot stamping process for AZ31. In the simulation, the punch load and the thickness distributions have been studied. Meanwhile, the cross-shaped cup deep drawing simulations have been conducted with the data provided in the conference Website. The similar conclusion are obtained that the formability of AZ31 improve at high temperature and the simulation is effective in hot stamping processing. The study results are helpful for the application of the stamping technology for the magnesium alloy sheet [3].
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Zhigang Liu, Patrice Lasne, Elisabeth Massoni. Formability study of magnesium alloy AZ31B. The 8th International Conference And Workshop On Numerical Simulation Of 3d Sheet Metal Forming Processes (NUMISHEET 2011), Aug 2011, Seoul, South Korea. pp.150-157 - ISBN 978-0-7354-0944-6, ⟨10.1063/1.3623605⟩. ⟨hal-00617773⟩



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