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Electromagnetic Forming Of Thin Steel Beverage Cans

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM030401

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

416.88 kb

Author(s)

T.E. Manea & M.D. Verweij

Abstract

Electromagnetic forming of thin steel beverage cans T.E. Manea & M.D. Venveij Laboratory of Electromagnetic Research, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Abstract Electromagnetic forming is a high-velocity process aiming at the shaping of a conducting workpiece with the aid of a strong electromagnetic field. Here, we deal with a hollow cylindrical workpiece made of magnetic and conducting material. A forming coil is placed inside the workpiece, and a high-current pulse is passed through it in order to generate an electromagnetic field inside the workpiece. Due to the interaction between the electromagnetic field and the induced current in the workpiece, a force is developed, causing the workpiece to expand rapidly, first elastically and then plastically. To obtain the shape of the high-current pulse, an equivalent network model of the investigated electromagnetic forming system is used. For the current pulse obtained with the network model, the transient diffusive electromagnetic

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