Investigation on dimensional accuracy and mechanical properties of cylindrical parts by flow forming
1 School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
2 School of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Guangzhou Civil Aviation College, Guangzhou 510403, Guangdong, China
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
The high dimensional accuracy and excellent mechanical properties have become two most important requirements for structural components. In this paper, experiments using two spinning methods, stagger spinning and counter-roller spinning, were carried out under different thinning ratio of wall thickness of spun parts. The influence of spinning methods and total thinning ratio of wall thickness on the dimensional accuracy and mechanical properties of the!spun parts were studied. It shows that the wall thickness deviation and ovality of the spun parts are closely related to the spinning method and the total thinning ratio of wall thickness. The hardness of the spun parts increases with the increasing of the total thinning ratio, and the hardness along the thickness direction of the spun parts manufactured by counter-roller spinning is more homogeneous than that of the stagger spinning. The strength and the elongation of the spun parts are mainly influenced by the total thinning ratio, with little relevance to the spinning method.
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