Experimental And Finite Element Analysis Of Nonaxisymmetric Stretch Flanging Process Using AA 5052
This paper deals with experimental and finite element analysis of the stretch flanging process using AA- 5052 sheets of 0.5 mm thick. A parametrical study has been done through finite element simulation to inspect the influence of procedural parametrical properties on maximum thinning (%) within the stretch flanging process. The influence of preliminary flange length of sheet metal blank, punch die clearance, and width was examined on the maximum thinning (%). An explicit dynamic finite element method was utilized using the finite element commercial package ABAQUS. Strain measurement was done after conducting stretch flanging tests. A Mesh convergence examination was carried out to ascertain the maximum percentage accuracy in FEM model. It is found through finite element simulation that the width of sheet metal blanks has a greater impact on the maximum percentage of thinning as compared to preliminary flange length, and clearance of the punch dies.