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Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Cold Bulge Forming of Titanium Alloy Ti55

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In this paper, cold bulge forming of titanium alloy Ti55 was investigated. This process was done successfully and titanium alloy Ti55 was formed completely. Also, in the numerical work, this process has been investigated using Abaqus/ Explicit code. The results show that there is a good agreement between experimental and numerical results. Mechanical properties of Titanium alloy Ti55 have been investigated before and after bulge forming. The results show that mechanical properties of titanium alloy Ti55 have been improved during bulge forming. Also, hardness, and thickness variation tests of sheet metal before and after bulge forming were performed and the same results to mechanical properties were obtained.

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S. Tabatabaei, M. Safari, R. Esfahani, A. Sichani and M. Moghadam, "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Cold Bulge Forming of Titanium Alloy Ti55," World Journal of Mechanics, Vol. 3 No. 9, 2013, pp. 323-327. doi: 10.4236/wjm.2013.39035.

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