Beam-based strategies for the production of property optimized Tailor Heat Treated Blanks

Third party funded individual grant

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marion Merklein

Project members:
Nikolaos Rigas

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Funding source: DFG-Einzelförderung / Sachbeihilfe (EIN-SBH)
Start date: 01/01/2019
End date: 31/12/2020

Abstract (technical / expert description):

use of Tailor Heat Treated Blanks (THTB) enables the forming of
high-strength aluminum components at room temperature. A local
adaptation of the material properties is possible by local short-term
heat treatment performed by laser heating. As a result, the local
forming behavior of the components can be adapted to satisfy specific
forming requirements.

aim of this research project is the identification and qualification of
heat treatment strategies for the distortion-free heat treatment of
precipitation-hardenable aluminum alloys of the 7000-series in the THTB
process. Essential preconditions for reproducible forming of components
are undistorted sheets. For this purpose, temperature-dependent material
properties are first determined and then transferred into a
thermo-mechanically FE model. Based
on the experimental and numerical results, a demonstrator component is
thermally treated by using locally adapted heat treatment layouts and
then produced by forming.

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