American Journal of Mechanics and Applications

Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2022

  • Integral Bulge Forming Method for Soccer Ball-Shaped Tank Using Symmetrical Preformed Box Consisting of Plate Parts

    Yang Jing, Jingchao Guan, Chenghai Kong, Wei Zhao, Nobuyuki Gomi, Xilu Zhao

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 16-24
    Received: 24 September 2022
    Accepted: 21 October 2022
    Published: 28 October 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajma.20221002.11
    Abstract: This study proposes an integral hydro-bulge forming method for a soccer ball-shaped tank to improve the manufacturing problem of conventional spherical tanks. By cutting the hexagonal and pentagonal parts from the flat steel plate and welding them along the sides of each part, a closed polyhedral box is created according to the composition of a soc... Show More