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Sheet Metal Formability – Material Properties, Failure, and Simulation

Sheet Metal Formability – Material Properties, Failure, and Simulation

Sheet Metal Formability

This course is intended to assist anyone involved in the design and manufacture of sheet metal components–from product design through to tooling engineering– to identify the material modelling, characterization, testing, and data required to carry out successful simulation of sheet metal forming processes.

The objective is to help the engineer gain a better appreciation of, and more confidently select, the correct options to achieve accurate and reliable simulation results. To do this we will examine some of the science behind the input requirements for simulation, noting that the quality of the output is only as good as the quality of the input data.

You can expect to come away with an understanding of how Computer-Aided Engineering methods can be applied to the analysis of sheet metal part manufacture to identify potential problems and establish if process, tool, or part design changes are required.

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Course Outline

1. Introduction

5 minutes

2. Forming processes

1 hour

3. Material properties

48 minutes

4. Process failure

40 minutes

5. Materials and Testing

42 minutes

6. Simulation

40 minutes

7. Concluding Remarks

10 minutes

8. Outlook

5​ minutes

C​ourse length

a​pp. 4.5 hours

Course Author

Trevor Dutton

Trevor graduated from Durham University in 1986 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Engineering Science. He has worked in the field of non-linear finite element analysis since graduating, and from the early 90’s developed considerable experience in the simulation of sheet metal forming processes.

Trevor graduated from Durham University in 1986 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Engineering Science. He has worked in the field of non-linear finite element analysis since graduating, and from the early 90’s developed considerable experience in the simulation of sheet metal forming processes. Trevor founded Dutton Simulation Ltd In 2003, providing solutions to the manufacturing industry in the form of software, consultancy support and research & development. He is the author of the NAFEMS publication “Why Do Manufacturing Simulation” (2017), along with a number of papers and articles for the NAFEMS community. Trevor is also the Chair of the MANWG Metals Focus Team.

Keywords

CAD-CAE Integration & Data Transfer, CAE in the Design Process, Data Management, Managing Input Data, Materials & Material Properties, Characterisation, Metal, Forming, Properties, Numerical Methods, Finite Element Analysis, Pre & Postprocessing, Structural, Heat Transfer, Quality Assurance