Serhat Kaya

Graduate Research Assistant
The Ohio State University's ERC/NSM
339 Baker Systems
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-9267

Hydroforming tapered engineered tubes

June 8, 2004

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Hydroforming often results in localized thinning. Using engineered tubes—tubes that have a thicker wall where the tube is most prone to thinning—can result in a stronger finished component.

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Automobile fuel tanks

Hydroforming of passenger car fuel tanks

October 24, 2002


Passenger car fuel tanks have for many years been made out of plastic. To reduce MTBE leaks in the groundwater, the Department of Energy, The State of California, and the Western States Petroleum Association are studying material alternatives such as high-strength steel, stainless steel and aluminum gas tanks.

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