SPRINGBACK CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TAILOR-WELDED 18G2A-E355 STEEL STRIPS

Authors

  • Paweł Froń
  • Feliks Stachowicz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12776/ams.v19i1.82

Keywords:

tailor-welded sheet metal, bending, strain hardening, springback

Abstract

Recently many industry companies are trying to form different products by using tailor-welded
blanks. A tailor-welded blank consists of two or more sheets that have been welded together in a
single plane prior to forming. And the sheets joined by welding can be identical, or they can
have different thickness, mechanical properties or surface coatings. Various welding processes,
i.e. laser welding, mash welding, electron-beam welding or induction welding, can join them.
Many studies presented a wide range of information about the formability and failure patterns of
tailor-welded blanks and the springback of non-welded sheet metal parts. However, accurate
prediction of the springback remains elusive, especially in the case of thick sheet metal. The
purpose of this study was to predict the springback of the tailor-welded 18G2A-E355 steel
strips. Especially, it was focused on comparing the differences of the mechanical properties and
springback between the tailor-welded strips and non-welded ones under the same experimental
conditions. The set-up mounted on the testing machine, instrumentation and process control
system allows the rig to operate in displacement as well as load control. The MAG method with
the Argon + CO2 atmosphere was used for strips welding.

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Published

2013-01-01

How to Cite

Froń, P. ., & Stachowicz, F. . (2013). SPRINGBACK CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TAILOR-WELDED 18G2A-E355 STEEL STRIPS. Acta Metallurgica Slovaca, 19(1), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.12776/ams.v19i1.82
Received 2019-04-03
Published 2013-01-01

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