The finite element method becomes widely accepted to be a simulation tool for the deep drawing process. A necessary condition to generate accurate simulation results is a correct use of the numerical algorithms that are used in the finite element method. This paper concentrates on a hierarchical approach to perform an accurate simulation of a specific deep drawing product, i.e. the S-Rail. The necessary numerical algorithms for this simulation are investigated with the strip model. The results of this investigation are applied in the simulation of the complete S-Rail. Finally the simulation results are compared with experiments, leading to the conclusion that in a relatively short time an accurate simulation can be performed which shows a good agreement with the experimental results.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||ESAFORM 1998: 1st ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming - Sophia-Antipolis, France|
Duration: 17 Mar 1998 → 20 Mar 1998
Conference number: 1
|Period||17/03/98 → 20/03/98|