KEM 2009 DOI: 10.4028/ View full text
M. Ertugrul, Peter Groche

Abstract: The hydroforming of sheet metals belongs to deep drawing processes, where the forming capacitiy is performed by a pressure medium. This process is especially suitable for parts with a non-rotationally symmetric geometry. Light-weight structures require particularly weight optimized geometries with a possibility to attach joints or secondary shape elements. Weight and strength optimised structures often use stringer elements to fulfill this requirement. They are used in flat plates or in single curved bodies. T…

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