WIT Press


Finite Element Simulation And On Plant Experimental Validation Of Sheet Metal Forming

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM970091

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

857 kb

Author(s)

M. McLennan, M. Cardew-Hall & R. Taube

Abstract

Finite element analysis was used to simulate automotive sheet metal forming. Model preparation and simulation results have improved understanding of the stamping pro- cess. A system model has been developed to describe the press. Simulations of on-plant experimental work provide further insight into the process and will form the foundation for improved experimentation in the future. 1 Introduction Sheet metal is one of the commonest forms of material used in the manufac- turing environment, particularly in the automotive industry. Traditionally, problems in the sheet metal press shop during the production phase have been solved using trial and error methods. This involves highly skilled tradesmen treating problems more as art than science. Unfortunately pro- duction pressures make the time and resources available

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