Authors: Hahn, Marlon
Tekkaya, A. Erman
Title: Part-optimized forming by spatially distributed vaporizing foil actuators
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: Electrically vaporizing foil actuators are employed as an innovative high speed sheet metal forming technology, which has the potential to lower tool costs. To reduce experimental try-outs, a predictive physics-based process design procedure is developed for the first time. It consists of a mathematical optimization utilizing numerical forming simulations followed by analytical computations for the forming-impulse generation through the rapid Joule heating of the foils. The proposed method is demonstrated for an exemplary steel sheet part. The resulting process design provides a part-specific impulse distribution, corresponding parallel actuator geometries, and the pulse generator’s charging energy, so that all process parameters are available before the first experiment. The experimental validation is then performed for the example part. Formed parts indicate that the introduced method yields a good starting point for actual testing, as it only requires adjustments in the form of a minor charging energy augmentation. This was expectable due to the conservative nature of the underlying modeling. The part geometry obtained with the most suitable charging energy is finally compared to the target geometry.
Subject Headings: Vaporizing foil actuator forming
Impulse distribution
Energy deposition
Predictive process design
Subject Headings (RSWK): Folienvaporisation
Numerisches Verfahren
Issue Date: 2021-07-19
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