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FEM analysis on gap control mechanism in batting process of tailored blank sheets production
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 27, 2003 by SAE International in United States
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Recently tailored blank sheets are widely and very often applied to car body's panels in order to reduce weight and number of automobile parts. The tailored blank sheets are produced by welding more than two metal sheets. The gap between edges of blank sheets before laser welding should be controlled for obtaining good quality tailored blank sheets. Therefore control of gap within 0.1mm between batting two blank sheets for production is one of main subjects for producing tailored blank sheets. This report presents not only a new mechanism on gap control but also a development of Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis for prediction of gap. The new mechanism has been applied successfully to produce good quality tailored blank sheets. The gap prediction simulation can reduce the time for gap control apparatus design.
CitationTerada, K., Takahashi, S., and Uchijima, H., "FEM analysis on gap control mechanism in batting process of tailored blank sheets production," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-2770, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-2770.
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