Prediction of forming limit diagram for AA5754 using artificial neural network modelling

Mohamed, Mohamed and Elatriby, Sherif and Shi, Zhusheng and Lin, Jianguo (2016) Prediction of forming limit diagram for AA5754 using artificial neural network modelling. Key Engineering Materials, 716. pp. 770-778. ISSN 1013-9826

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    Abstract

    Warm stamping techniques have been employed to solve the formability problem in forming aluminium alloy panels. The formability of sheet metal is a crucial measure of its ability for forming complex-shaped panel components and is often evaluated by forming limit diagram (FLD). Although the forming limit is a simple tool to predict the formability of material, determining FLD experimentally at warm/hot forming condition is quite difficult. This paper presents the artificial neural network (ANN) modelling of the process based on experimental results (different temperature, 20°C-300°C and different forming rates, 5-300 mm.s-1) is introduced to predict FLDs. It is shown that the ANN can predict the FLDs at extreme conditions, which are out of the defined boundaries for training the ANN. According to comparisons, there is a good agreement between experimental and neural network results