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Twist Springback Measurement of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Propeller Blade Based on Profile Deviation

Ahmad Baharuddin Abdullah1, Mohd Sapuan Salit2, Zahurin Samad1, Khaleed Hussain MTandoor1 and Nuraini Abdul Aziz2
  • 1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia
  • 2 Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

Geometrical defects that are attributable to springback are among the major defects induced by the sheet metal forming process. Such defects are critical for sections with varying thickness, such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) propeller blades. In this study, the springback in the twist-bending of an AA6061 propeller blade was quantified by comparing the targeted and manufactured profiles obtained using the commercial three-dimensional surface measurement technique. The results show that the twist springback becomes larger as the twist angle increases. Similarly, the twist springback increases with increasing deformation ratio.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 5, 2013, 515-524

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.515.524

Submitted On: 30 July 2012 Published On: 31 May 2013

How to Cite: Abdullah, A. B., Salit, M. S., Samad, Z., MTandoor, K. H. & Aziz, N. A. (2013). Twist Springback Measurement of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Propeller Blade Based on Profile Deviation. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(5), 515-524. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.515.524

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Keywords

  • Twist Springback
  • Propeller Blade
  • Cold Forging
  • Profile Deviation