Buckling of tube for tube hydroforging

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Tube forming is one of the most common manufacturing processes to shape the tubes. Within tube forming operations the general practice is to expand and reduce the tube end cross-section and bend the tube by means of a solid mandrel. Mostly the mandrel is rigid bodies. To reduce the friction between the tube and the tool, tube hydroforming process was evolved in which the fluid was highly pressurized to expand the tube shape to the desired shape. By reducing the friction more uniform thickness could be achieved and thus increase in formability. In this paper, the tube was formed in two steps with low fluid pressure and axial force. The tube will be allowed to a useful maximum buckle by applying the axial force and/or a ramp internal pressure which then hydroforged with constant pressure for the maximum expansion ratio. The buckling mechanics of tube with respect to the fluid pressure and the axial force was studied. Further, the pressure requirement for hydroforging was investigated with respect to the length of the tube. The strain pattern and thickness distribution were studied in the buckling/bulging and hydroforging step.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Manufacturing
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859377
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2019 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2019Nov 14 2019

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)


ConferenceASME 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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