Finite-element simulation of sheet-forming processes with the help of contact elements on small-scale workstations

P.T. Vreede, P.T. Vreede, B.D. Carleer, B.D. Carleer, M.F.M. Louwes, M.F.M. Louwes, Han Huetink

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In this paper the development of an implicit code is illustrated. The sheet elements as well as the contact description need some special attention. Further, a connection with commercially available CAD packages is essential for a user-friendly range of application. Examples of a simulation of an automotive product and a multi-step deep-drawing process are given. To widen the scope, a start is made with explicit methods with emphasis on contact formulation.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)264-276
JournalJournal of materials processing technology
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • IR-32364
  • METIS-144619

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