Effect of Variable Tube Wall Thicknesses of Al-Mg-Si Alloy Tube During Electromagnetic Compression using Four Turn Axi-Symmetric Coil

2020 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
Electromagnetic compression (EMC) is a solid state, high velocity process of deformation of materials. In this process the enhancement of the formability is achieved due to high strain rate forming. In the present study Aluminum alloy AA6061 tube has been compressed using four turn axisymmetric coil. The effect of variable tube wall thicknesses i.e. 1.0, 1.7, and 2.4 mm during the compression of the Al-Mg-Si Aluminum alloy tube electromagnetically has been studied. A constant gap between coil
more » ... gap between coil inner diameter (ID) and workpiece outer diameter (OD) was maintained. It has been found that the tube deformation was maximum when the wall thickness was minimum. For compression, 8 kJ energy was used with double power bank. A three dimensional (3D) model of four turn compression coil has been proposed using LS-DYNA software. Comparison between the numerical simulation and experimental results showed a close agreement between both the results. Compression using EMF process can be used in modern industries like automotive, aerospace and nuclear power plants.
doi:10.35940/ijrte.a2451.059120 fatcat:g2bwz2wc3rdpbkbzzu2pjurnem