Position and the Size of Drawbeads for Sheet Metal Forming with the Finite Element Method
This study aims to find a solution to improve the formability in a deep drawing process. For this purpose drawbeads were used to avoid wrinkles and ruptures. The finite element method was applied to simulate the 3D metal forming process using a die and drawbead. The drawbead amount, position, size and form were studied for their affects on the formability. 3 drawbead patterns with 3 different heights were examined. The simulation was performed for each drawbead pattern and each drawbead geometrical parameter and the failure elements were counted. The best pattern chosen was the pattern that resulted in the least failure elements.
K. Sena and S. Piyasin, "Position and the Size of Drawbeads for Sheet Metal Forming with the Finite Element Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 607, pp. 112-117, 2014