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An Investigation into the Formability and Processes of GLARE Materials Using Hydro-bulging Test

  • Liu ShichenEmail author
  • Lang Lihui
  • Guan Shiwei
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Abstract

Our research mainly focuses on investigating the formability and processes of GLARE materials in the hydro-bulging test. Finite element simulation software ABAQUS/Explicit is applied to study the state of stress and strain as well as wall thickness distribution while experiments have done to validate the simulation results. The results indicate that cavity pressure and blank holder force have a significant effect on the forming behavior compared with traditional metal blanks. Curing process is also introduced in the production stage after first forming step. This study will increase the application of composite laminate manufacturing and open new ways for specialists working on high-strength lightweight material for future research.

Keywords

Fiber metal laminate Hydro-bulging test Delamination Fracture Curing process 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors greatly acknowledge the financial support from National Science and Technology Major Project with Grant No. 2014ZX04002041 and National Science Foundation of China with Grant No. 51675029.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical Engineering and AutomationBeijing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsBeijingChina

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