1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Tehran, Iran
2Space research institute, 26th Kilometer of Expressway of Tehran-Karaj, Tehran, Iran
In this paper, single, bi-layered and three-layered tube hydroforming processes were numerically simulated using the finite element method. It was found that the final bulges heights resulted from the models were in good agreement with the experimental results. Three types of modeling were kept with the same geometry, tube material and process parameters to be compared between the obtained hydroformed products (branch height, thickness reduction and wrinkling) using different loading path types. The results were also discussed.