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Application of Sheet Metal Forming Simulation in Tool Design
Published February 24, 1993 by Societe des Ingenieurs de l'Automobile in France
Event: 2nd International Symposium on Contribution of Scientific Computational Techniques to Car Design
Within the framework of optimization of tool design, this paper discusses the use of simulation in the process of sheet metal forming by means of an explicitly finite element software, LS-DYNA3D. In order to demonstrate how optimization is achieved with simulation, we present computation examples carried out for the development of new tools.
Data is supplied to indicate how sheet metal forming simulation can be used in the development of new tool geometries. We also indicate the current limits of explicitly codes. This paper illustrates the results obtained in the simulation of sheet metal forming carried out with the INDEED software (which uses an implicit method) and demonstrates its potential in solving problems which cannot be solved by the use of explicit methods.