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Title: Geometric estimation of strains in car body panels
Author: Heap, Graham Stewart
ISNI:       0000 0001 3550 8881
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1988
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The thesis focuses on the manufacture of car body panels at Austin Rover and in particular the phenomenon of spring-back. After pressing of a shallow drawn panel its shape is often flatter than required. This loss of shape control corresponds to areas of small strains. The aim of the thesis is to describe the generation of a database of small strain information at discrete points on a drawn panel, which could be used in the numerical modelling of the drawing process.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Science and Engineering Research Council ; Austin Rover Group Ltd
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Springback in drawn car panels