Damage prediction in roll forming of the high strength aluminum alloy AA7075

Damage prediction in roll forming of the high strength aluminum alloy AA7075


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Abstract. The high-strength AA7075 alloy offers great potential for lightweight construction thanks to its high specific strength. However, high strength and low ductility are challenging for forming the material in the peak-aged T6-condition in terms of material failure and springback. Therefore, this alloy is usually formed in temperature-supported process routes, which poses major challenges for process design. For cold forming of the alloy in the T6-condition, a reliable prediction of material failure is required in terms of process design. Within this study, this is achieved by applying the modified Mohr-Coulomb (MMC) criterion and an increment based damage evolution rule to the FE-model. To validate the failure prediction and verify the general applicability to different profile geometries, two U-profiles and a V-profile are roll formed. Failure occurs during forming for all profile geometries and the experimental results show a good agreement with the failure prediction. The quality of the damage prediction strongly depends on the calibration for the MMC criterion and the setup of the FE-model, depending on the mesh size and the element type used.

Roll Forming, Aluminum, 7075, Material Failure, Damage, FEM

Published online 4/19/2023, 12 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: SUCKOW Timon, GROCHE Peter, Damage prediction in roll forming of the high strength aluminum alloy AA7075, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 28, pp 787-798, 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902479-86

The article was published as article 86 of the book Material Forming

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