Application of Finite Element Method to the Design of Superplastic Forming Processes

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N. Chandra

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, FAMU/FSU College of Engineering, Florida A&M University and Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306

S. C. Rama

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843

J. Eng. Ind 114(4), 452-458 (Nov 01, 1992) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2900697 History: Received May 01, 1990; Online April 08, 2008


Finite element method is used as a design tool in the prediction of process parameters for superplastic metal forming processes. The method is used in the design of various plane strain and axisymmetric components. The effect of varying die radii and die friction are studied in the forming characteristics of a simple pan. The cone test used for the mechanical characterization of superplastic materials is simulated. A complex component typically used in the aerospace industry is analyzed and the output pressure-time loading and the resulting thickness distributions are determined.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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