Finite element model of the guillotining process

H.H. Wisselink, Han Huetink

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Guillotining is a sheet metal cutting process, in which the sheet is cut pro- gressively from one end to the other. Consequently guillotining can be seen as a three- dimensional stationary process. A finite element model is developed for the calculation of the steady state of this process. To be able to handle history dependent material pro- perties and moving free surfaces an Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian formulation is used. The position of the crack front is initially modelled and kept �xed during the calculation. The results of a guillotining simulation are shown in this paper.
Original languageUndefined
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventESAFORM 1999: 2nd ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 13 Apr 199916 Apr 1999
Conference number: 2


ConferenceESAFORM 1999
Abbreviated titleESAFORM


  • IR-59324

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