Electromagnetic sheet bulging: Analysis of process parameters by FE simulations

J. P M Correia, Said Ahzi

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Electromagnetic forming is a non-conventional forming process and is classified as a high-speed forming process. It provides certain advantages as compared to conventional forming processes: improved formability, high repeatability and productivity, reduction in tooling cost and reduction of springback and of wrinkling. However, various process parameters affect the performance of the electromagnetic forming system. Finite element simulations are very useful to optimize a process because they can reduce time and costs. With the aim of investigating the effects of the process parameters on the deformed blank geometry, finite element simulations of an electromagnetic sheet bulging test have been performed in this work. Furthermore the role of first impulse of discharged current is also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event16th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2013 - Aveiro
Duration: 22 Apr 201324 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)10139826


Other16th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2013



  • Electromagnetic sheet forming
  • Finite element analysis
  • Free bulging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Correia, J. P. M., & Ahzi, S. (2013). Electromagnetic sheet bulging: Analysis of process parameters by FE simulations. In Key Engineering Materials (Vol. 554-557, pp. 741-748). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 554-557). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.554-557.741