Design and validation of a sheet metal shearing experimental procedure
2014 (English)In: Journal of Materials Processing Technology, ISSN 0924-0136, E-ISSN 1873-4774, Vol. 214, no 11, 2468-2477 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Throughout the industrial processes of sheet metal manufacturing and refining, shear cutting is widely used for its speed and cost advantages over competing cutting methods. Industrial shears may include some force measurement possibilities, but the force is most likely influenced by friction losses between shear tool and the point of measurement, and are in general not showing the actual force applied to the sheet. Well defined shears and accurate measurements of force and shear tool position are important for understanding the influence of shear parameters. Accurate experimental data are also necessary for calibration of numerical shear models. Here, a dedicated laboratory set-up with well defined geometry and movement in the shear, and high measurability in terms of force and geometry is designed, built and verified. Parameters important to the shear process are studied with perturbation analysis techniques and requirements on input parameter accuracy are formulated to meet experimental output demands. Input parameters in shearing are mostly geometric parameters, but also material properties and contact conditions. Based on the accuracy requirements, a symmetric experiment with internal balancing of forces is constructed to avoid guides and corresponding friction losses. Finally, the experimental procedure is validated through shearing of a medium grade steel. With the obtained experimental set-up performance, force changes as result of changes in studied input parameters are distinguishable down to a level of 1%.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 214, no 11, 2468-2477 p.
Sheet metal, Experiment, Shearing, Cutting, Force
Applied Mechanics Materials Engineering
Research subject Steel Forming and Surface Engineering, Simulering av klippning i höghållfast stål
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-16299DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2014.05.013ISI: 000340300400029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-16299DiVA: diva2:762412