Optimization on the Cold Drawing Process of 6063 Aluminium Tubes

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2011.04.025
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TypeArticle
Journal titleApplied Mathematical Modelling
Volume35
Issue11
Pages53025313; # of pages: 12
SubjectAA6063; Finite Element Method; Tube Drawing; Optimization
AbstractTo obtain the T832 material behaviour, 6063-T4 tubes need to be cold drawn before artificial aging to enhance their mechanical properties. Since a high area reduction is required, multiple drawing passes are generally necessary to avoid fracture of tubes during the drawing process. These several steps need a time consuming process which could be reduced by optimization. The optimization of the tools geometry has been done through a finite element model with the objective of reducing the maximum stress level to draw tubes in one pass. Based on the optimum design, a new tool was built and acceptable accordance was observed between experiments and numerical results.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Industrial Materials Institute
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NRC number53436
NPARC number17819661
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