Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Sheet metal forming using Multi-Point Discrete Dies (MPDD) is a forming technique in which the punch and die surfaces are discretized using arrays of pins leading to manufacturing flexibility and the ability to produce more than one product with the same die. The present paper considers the spring-back problem of the V-bending process using a Multi-Point Discrete Die. An experimentally validated ABAQUS finite element simulation model is developed in the present study to predict the punch load-displacement, bending angle, and the springback factor. For the same material and thickness, larger pin size is found to reduce springback factor but with a tendency for dimples occurrence. For the same thickness and pin side length, the use of polyurethane elastic cushion (interpolator) is found to eliminate the dimples occurrence, but causes a deviation in the bending angle. Generally, the study suggests that using the elastic cushion, decreasing the pin size, and adding controlled over stroke coining enhance the conditions for obtaining accurate final V-bend angle.
Index Terms—Multi-point discrete dies, V-bending process, Sheet metal forming, Finite element method
Cite: M R Abusrea, M Shazly, A Elmokadem, and A S Wifi, "Spring-Back in Multi-Point Discrete Die V-Bending," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.4, No. 2, pp. 1-13, April 2015.
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