Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
versão On-line ISSN 1806-3691
CHEMIN FILHO, Ravilson Antônio e MARCONDES, Paulo Victor P.. True strain distribution profile on sheet metal using different punch geometries. J. Braz. Soc. Mech. Sci. & Eng. [online]. 2008, vol.30, n.1, pp.1-6. ISSN 1806-3691. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-58782008000100001.
Changes are often necessary during the tryout of stamping tools. These changes may range from adjustments on die and punch designs to the selection of a new material with better formability characteristics. All these actions, however, require time and money creating the need for better initial sheet metal evaluation. Hence, increasing attention has focused on the development of laboratory tests that enable stamping companies to know more about the sheet metal stampability or that can, at least in part, ensure that their stamped products are produced without major problems. Identification of high stress region on stamping may allow for better tool stamping adjustment during tests, rendering a more uniform materials deformation and leading to the production of higher quality parts. Increasing attention has focused on the material evaluation based on the tool geometries in order to calculate the strain distribution. This study deals with an evaluation of four punch models with varied geometries in addition to the traditional Nakazima test tool. An evaluation was also made of the major true strain distribution profile at points distributed linearly from the region close to the die shoulder to the punch center.
Palavras-chave : stamping; tool geometry; true strain profile.