Coupling Finite Element (FEM) simulations to mathematical optimisation techniques provides a high potential to improve industrial metal forming processes. In order to optimise these processes, all kind of optimisation problems need to be mathematically modelled and subsequently solved using an appropriate optimisation algorithm. Although the modelling part greatly determines the final outcome of optimisation, the main focus in most publications until now was on the solving part of mathematical optimisation, i.e. algorithm development. Modelling is generally performed in an arbitrary way. In this paper, we propose an optimisation strategy for metal forming processes using FEM. It consists of three stages: a structured methodology for modelling optimisation problems, screening for design variable reduction, and a generally applicable optimisation algorithm. The strategy is applied to solve manufacturing problems for an industrial deep drawing process.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||ESAFORM 2007: 10th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming - Zaragoza, Spain|
Duration: 18 Apr 2007 → 20 Apr 2007
Conference number: 10
|Period||18/04/07 → 20/04/07|
- optimisation algorithm
- Metal forming
- Optimisation modelling
Bonte, M. H. A., van den Boogaard, A. H., & Veldman, E. (2007). Modelling, screening, and solving of optimisation problems: Application to industrial metal forming processes. 3-8. Paper presented at ESAFORM 2007, Zaragoza, Spain.