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Mechanical Behavior And Modelisation Of Ti-6Al-4V Titanium Sheet Under Hot Stamping Conditions

Authors: Q. Sirvin, V. Velay, R. Bonnaire and L. Penazzi
Year: 2017
Proceedings de : ESAFORM 2017.

The Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy is widely used for the manufacture of aeronautical and automotive parts (solid parts). In aeronautics, this alloy is employed for its excellent mechanical behavior associated with low density, outstanding corrosion resistance and good mechanical properties up to 600 C. It is especially used for the manufacture of fuselage frames, on the pylon for carrying out the primary structure (machining forged blocks) and the secondary structure in sheet form. In this last case, the sheet metal forming can be done through various methods: at room temperature by drawing operation, at very high temperature ('900 C) by superplastic forming (SPF) and at intermediate temperature ( 750 C) by hot forming (HF). In order to reduce production costs and environmental troubles, the cycle times reduction associated with a decrease of temperature levels are relevant. This study focuses on the behavior modelling of Ti-6Al-4V alloy at temperatures above room temperature to obtained greater formability and below SPF condition to reduce tools workshop and energy costs. The displacement field measurement obtained by Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is based on innovative surface preparation pattern adapted to high temperature exposures. Di↵erent material parameters are identified to define a model able to predict the mechanical behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy under hot stamping conditions. The hardening plastic model identified is introduced in FEM to simulate an omega shape forming operation.

Bibtex citation :
Author={Sirvin, Q. and Velay, V. and Bonnaire, R. and Penazzi, L.},
Title={Mechanical Behavior And Modelisation Of Ti-6Al-4V Titanium Sheet Under Hot Stamping Conditions},
Booktitle={ESAFORM 2017},

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