Numerical study of the solution heat treatment, forming, and in-die quenching (HFQ) process on AA5754

Omer El Fakir, Liliang Wang, Daniel Balint, John P. Dear, Jianguo Lin, Trevor A. Dean

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Abstract

An FE model of the solution heat treatment, forming and in-die quenching (HFQ) process was developed. Good correlation with a deviation of less than 5% was achieved between the thickness distribution of the simulated and experimentally formed parts, verifying the model. Subsequently, the model was able to provide a more detailed understanding of the HFQ process, and was used to study the effects of forming temperature and speed on the thickness distribution of the HFQ formed part. It was found that a higher forming speed is beneficial for HFQ forming, as it led to less thinning and improved thickness homogeneity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-48
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Volume87
Early online date1 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • AA5754
  • FE process modelling
  • HFQ
  • constitutive equations

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