Effect of Variable Tube Wall Thicknesses of Al-Mg-Si Alloy Tube During Electromagnetic Compression using Four Turn Axi-Symmetric Coil
Amitabh Shrivastava1, Amit Telang2, A.K. Jha3

1Amitabh Shrivastava, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India.
2Amit Telang,Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India.
3A.K. Jha, Chief Scientist, Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI) Bhopal, India.

Manuscript received on April 30, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 06, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 1427-1431 | Volume-9 Issue-1, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: A2451059120/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.A2451.059120
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Abstract: Electromagnetic compression (EMC) is a solid state, high velocity process of deformation of materials. In this process the enhancement of the formability is achieved due to high strain rate forming. In the present study Aluminum alloy AA6061 tube has been compressed using four turn axisymmetric coil. The effect of variable tube wall thicknesses i.e. 1.0, 1.7, and 2.4 mm during the compression of the Al-Mg-Si Aluminum alloy tube electromagnetically has been studied. A constant gap between coil inner diameter (ID) and workpiece outer diameter (OD) was maintained. It has been found that the tube deformation was maximum when the wall thickness was minimum. For compression, 8 kJ energy was used with double power bank. A three dimensional (3D) model of four turn compression coil has been proposed using LS-DYNA software. Comparison between the numerical simulation and experimental results showed a close agreement between both the results. Compression using EMF process can be used in modern industries like automotive, aerospace and nuclear power plants.
Keywords: High strain rate, power bank, AA6061, Electromagnetic compression.
Scope of the Article: Electromagnetic