On the Drawability of Sheet Metal in Noncircular Cups

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T. C. Hsu, S. Y. Lee

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Aston, Gosta Green, Birmingham, England

J. Eng. Ind 99(3), 615-619 (Aug 01, 1977) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439287 History: Received November 04, 1975; Online July 15, 2010


The drawability of sheet metal, hitherto based on and restricted to the drawing of round cups, as in the Swift test, is generalized to cover noncircular cups. The way to measure the extent of drawing is first generalized from the drawing ratio to the draw-in at the completion of the cup. It is demonstrated that the draw-in at the completion of the cup depends on the choice of the product boundary as well as on the size, the shape, and the orientations of the blank. “Drawability of the material” is, strictly speaking, a meaningless term, although the drawability of different materials can be compared in the same drawing process and that of the same material can be compared in different processes. The concept of drawability in noncircular cups, so defined and analyzed, also serves to indicate the degree of utilization of a material in any particular drawing operation.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
Topics: Sheet metal , Shapes , Blanks
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