Earing is often undesirable in the production of deep drawn containers because it results in a nonuniform cup height. A finite element model for earring analysis is developed considering only the flange area of the sheet. It was found that the draw-in depth of the flange increases with the increase of the r value, and it remains invariable when r value is larger than 2. With the increase of the r value, the max thickness decreases and the min thickness increases. If △r>0, four earings are formed. If △r =0, the material characteristics in all the planar directions are same. The flange uniformly flows into the die cavity, no earing is formed. If △r<0, four earings are formed. The earing distribution is dominated by r0, r45 and r90. Both r and △r have much effect on the earing distribution.