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Performance improvement of hot stamping die for patchwork blank using mixed cooling channel designs with straight and conformal channels
Year of publication 2020
Title of paper Performance improvement of hot stamping die for patchwork blank using mixed cooling channel designs with straight and conformal channels
Author Sungho Yun, Junho Kwon, Wonhee Cho, DongChan Lee, Yongchan Kim
Publication in journal Applied Thermal Engineering
Publication date 25 January 2020
Volume & other data Volume 165, 114562
Abstract Although the cooling channel is a crucial factor for improving the performance of a hot stamping die, only a limited number of studies have been conducted concerning its design technology for patchwork blanks. In this study, a mixed cooling channel (MCC) is proposed to improve the cooling performance of the hot stamping die for patchwork blanks. The MCC is a combination of the straight cooling channel (SCC) and conformal cooling channel (CCC). The cooling capacity, average temperature, standard deviation, and figure of merit (FOM) of the SCC, CCC, and MCC are estimated by conducting three-dimensional transient thermo-fluid simulations. The optimum mass flow ratio of the MCC is determined to be 10% considering the cooling capacity, average temperature, and standard deviation. The MCC exhibits superior cooling performance to the SCC and CCC for all performance indicators because it effectively cools both the heat accumulated patch and the wide blank. In addition, the daily production of the MCC is 7.6–9.0% greater than that of the SCC, and 5.8–6.8% greater than that of the CCC.
Keywords Hot stamping, Cooling channel design, Patchwork blank, Tailored blank, Cooling performance, CFD
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