In this paper, the rheological behaviors of a silicone rubber used in sheet metal flexible-die forming were analyzed experimentally and numerically. Firstly, six silicone rubber samples with different molecular weights were subjected to three tests: oscillation, creep recovery, and shear viscosity test by using dynamic shear rheometer (DSR). Then, the responses of the silicone rubber to the load were categorized into three groups as elasticity, viscoelasticity, and viscoplasticity depending on whether they were time dependent and recoverable during the unloading period. By applying Perzyna’s theory, a visco-elasto-plastic model was proposed to simulate the rheological behaviors of the silicone rubber numerically. Finally, a finite element-element-free Galerkin (FE-EFG) code was implemented on the basis of this numerical model. Employing the program into polymer extrusion and sheet metal flexible-die forming process, on the substation of parameters obtained from experiments, good matches were found between numerical results and experimental ones.
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 13, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera