Finite element simulations of A1100 / A3003 (A6063) sandwich sheet rolling processing

Dyi Cheng Chen, Jia Hao Cao

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This study performs DEFORM™ 3D three-dimensional finite element simulations to analyze the plastic deformation of A1100 / A3003 sandwich sheets during rolling. The finite element code is based on a rigid-plastic model, and the simulations in this study assume that the rollers are rigid bodies and that the deformation-induced change in temperature during rolling is negligible. The rolled product comprises a central sheet of A1100 aluminum alloy sandwiched between upper and lower sheets of either A3003 or A6063 aluminum alloy. The simulations examine the effects of sheet thickness and reduction ratio on the maximum effective stress, maximum effective strain, Y-direction load, and maximum damage induced within the rolled product. This study also compares the simulation results for the final thicknesses of the three layers in the rolled A1100 / A3003 (A6063) sandwich sheet with experimental measurements and bonding conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Materials Processing IX
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 16
Event9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Materials Processing, APCMP2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 2010 Jun 72010 Jun 10

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Other9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Materials Processing, APCMP2010
CitySydney, NSW


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Chen, D. C., & Cao, J. H. (2010). Finite element simulations of A1100 / A3003 (A6063) sandwich sheet rolling processing. In Advances in Materials Processing IX (pp. 51-56). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 443).