


The finite element method in sheet metal forming simulation



Description: 
Numerical simulation is an indispensable tool for the successful implementation of digital manufacturing. The actual requirements for a higher degree of product customization dictate the use of simulation, allowing the virtual testing and validation of product, process and system design. Since 90's the automotive industry takes advantage of the numerical simulation to reduce the development periods, as well as to reduce the weight of the cars in order to reduce the fuel consumption. Several hundreds of car components are manufactured by sheet metal forming. Thus, this is an important production process, where the adoption of the finite element method in the design stage is vital to solve and understand complex problems arising in the manufacturing. Consequently, the expensive trialanderror loops are reduced by means of modern numerical analysis. This seminar starts with a brief overview about the importance of the sheet metal forming processes in the actual manufacturing environment. Then, the impact of the numerical simulation on this manufacturing process is outlined. Finally, the nonlinear finite element analysis is discussed, from the theoretical and application points of view.

Date: 
20190227

Start Time: 
14:30 
Speaker: 
Diogo Neto (DEM, Univ. Coimbra)

Institution: 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra

Place: 
Room 5.5

Research Groups: 
Numerical Analysis and Optimization

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