Microstructure integrated finite element modelling of laser forming of particle reinforced aluminium matrix composite sheets

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Abstract

In this paper, the deformation behavior of the particle (SiC) reinforced A16092 matrix composite was modelled by a three-dimensional finite element method integrated with a multi-particle cell (MPC) model. The model contains a random dispersion of thirty identical elastic particles. The thermo-physical properties of the composite including thermal conductivity, coefficient of thermal expansion and tensile stress/strain relationship were determined by the MPC model. The predictions are in good agreement with the experimental results. The temperature and the strain/stress field of the composite during laser forming were analyzed, and the predicted bending angles are in reasonably good agreement with the published experimental results. The significance of the findings are also discussed in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2005 - Congress Proceedings
Pages32-39
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2005 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 20053 Nov 2005

Conference

Conference24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2005
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period31/10/053/11/05

Keywords

  • Finite element model
  • Laser forming
  • Multi-particle cell (MPC) model
  • Particle reinforced metal matrix composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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