Study on the Process of Sheet Metal Simulation
One of the most recent techniques used by manufacturing companies to improve the product development process is computer simulation. Numerical simulation is an effective method for predicting formability of metals, and the use of computer simulation enables a significant increase in the number of tool designs that can be tested before hard tools are manufactured. Based on dynamic explicit finite element software, finite element simulation of sheet metal forming was performed to investigate the applicability of applying hydrostatic pressure on blank in multi point discrete dies. Simulation results show that using the hydrostatic pressure on blank is apposite for the process of multi point discrete dies.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
M. F. Alfaidi et al., "Study on the Process of Sheet Metal Simulation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 395-399, 2010