Picture of virus under microscope

Research under the microscope...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

Strathprints serves world leading Open Access research by the University of Strathclyde, including research by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), where research centres such as the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit, SeaBioTech and the Centre for Biophotonics are based.

Explore SIPBS research

A numerical investigation to the strategies of the localised heating for micro-part stamping

Peng, X. and Qin, Y. and Balendra, R. (2007) A numerical investigation to the strategies of the localised heating for micro-part stamping. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 49 (3). pp. 379-391. ISSN 0020-7403

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Local heating renders attractive characteristics for achieving high efficiency of metal forming. With reference to micro-part stamping, two localised-heating methods, electrical heating and laser-heating, are investigated with FE simulation. Results show that electrical heating would result in an advantageous distribution of the temperature in a steel work-material. A desired temperature distribution may also be achievable for a copper work-material, if a high-powered laser beam is used. Both electrical heating and laser-heating enable reduction of the stamping force and increase of the aspect ratio that is achievable by stamping. The simulation also demonstrates that both electrical heating and laser-heating are able to result in the desired temperature-distributions at sufficiently high heating-rates and that the methods are easy to be implemented. The comparison further shows that electrical heating is more favourable for engineering applications.