Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Sfax, ISET de Sfax, Tunisia



Bending is a sheet forming operation in excess of the elasticity limit of the material. Currently, in the industry, bending operation is carried out by a successive test method in order to have the geometry of the part, which generates the operation quite long and too expensive. In fact, springback brings about geometric changes in the folded parts. This phenomenon affects the angle and radius of curvature and can be primarily influenced by multiple factors. In this work, we predict the springback during the air V-bending procedure with the finite element calculation software ABAQUS to pass the test on the first try. The simulation parameters followed the real setting taking into account the characteristics of the punch and the die of the hydraulic press. The simulation was then checked using experimental tests and analytical models, we study this particular springback in 1050A Aluminum specimens through the analytical models of Gardiner and Queener. As a final result, the springback comparison effect between simulation and experiment is presented, and the evaluation of the experimental results with those of the simulation and theoretical models is conclusive. The simulated data show good agreement with the experimental and the analytical models the finite element method is a reliable tool for the analysis and simulation of the air-V bending process of Aluminum 1050A sheet.


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