Effects of mechanical properties and geometric conditions on stiffness of Hyperboloid Shallow Shell
1 Engineering Training Center, Harbin Engineering University, Heilongjiang Harbin, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang Harbin, China
3 School of Mechatronics Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang Harbin, China
a Corresponding author: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The experiment models based on the hyperboloid shallow shells that represent automobile panel's surface features are established. The effects of material properties and geometric conditions condition on the stiffness of hyperboloid shallow shell are investigated experimentally. The influences of panel thickness and geometric conditions on stiffness are very obvious. Stiffness increases with increasing of the panel thickness, and stiffness doubled as increasing in thickness with 0.1 mm. The effect of thickness on stiffness is far greater than that of blank holding force. The greater the arc height of punch, the greater the stiffness. And stiffness increases nearly by five times with arc height of punch is from 3mm to 9mm. The effect of arc height of punch on stiffness is far greater than that of materials mechanical properties. The stiffness is varied with different panel material properties by the same forming and stiffness test conditions. The decrease of yield strength is beneficial to the panel stiffness. The appropriate choice of materials and forming process condition is important in meeting necessary requirements for the energy-saving, lightweight and reducing wind resistance design in automotive industry.
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