@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12590,
	  title     = {An Optimization of the New Die Design of Sheet Hydroforming by Taguchi Method},
	  author    = {M. Hosseinzadeh and  S. A. Zamani and  A. Taheri},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {During the last few years, several sheet hydroforming
processes have been introduced. Despite the advantages of these
methods, they have some limitations. Of the processes, the two main
ones are the standard hydroforming and hydromechanical deep
drawing. A new sheet hydroforming die set was proposed that has the
advantages of both processes and eliminates their limitations. In this
method, a polyurethane plate was used as a part of the die-set to
control the blank holder force. This paper outlines the Taguchi
optimization methodology, which is applied to optimize the effective
parameters in forming cylindrical cups by the new die set of sheet
hydroforming process. The process parameters evaluated in this
research are polyurethane hardness, polyurethane thickness, forming
pressure path and polyurethane hole diameter. The design of
experiments based upon L9 orthogonal arrays by Taguchi was used
and analysis of variance (ANOVA) was employed to analyze the
effect of these parameters on the forming pressure. The analysis of
the results showed that the optimal combination for low forming
pressure is harder polyurethane, bigger diameter of polyurethane hole
and thinner polyurethane. Finally, the confirmation test was derived
based on the optimal combination of parameters and it was shown
that the Taguchi method is suitable to examine the optimization
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {360 - 363},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12590},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/50},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 50, 2011},