An experimental and numerical study of micro deep drawing of SUS304 circular cups
School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW
2 School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
3 School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan
4 School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074, P.R. China
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Accepted: 2 November 2015
Micro deep drawing is a promising technology for mass production of complex 3D micro metal products. Significant size effects at a micro scale, however, obstruct application of this technology and block utilisation of traditional finite element method (FEM). Therefore, a micro tensile test system was developed to obtain accurate material properties considering size effects. Subsequently, a Voronoi blank model was developed for the micro scale simulation. Moreover, micro deep drawing experiments were conducted and their results were compared with the simulation results. The simulation results have a good agreement with the experimental data. Furthermore, the wrinkling at the cup mouth increases with the growth of grain sizes on the SUS304 sheets.
Key words: Micro deep drawing / Micro tensile tests / Size effects / Voronoi / FEM
© L. Luo et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2015
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