Hot Forming Analysis of Car Door Bar for Ultra High Strength Steel
Ultra high strength steel plays an important role of light weighting in automotive industry. The hot forming simulation of car door bar is processed with 22MnB5 ultra high strength boron steel. FEM is built with the 12 nodes shell elements and MAT 106 is selected in LS-DYNA. The hot forming processes include two heat transfers. One is the process from the oven to the tools after the blank is heated. The other is the process after the blank contacts the tools. The hot forming simulation results are obtained by LS-DYNA. The results show that the thickness distribution, the forming limit and the maximum effective plastic strain and other performances attain to standards. It is proved that the hot forming simulation method is correct.
Guojun Zhang and Jessica Xu
Y. K. Gao et al., "Hot Forming Analysis of Car Door Bar for Ultra High Strength Steel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 160-162, pp. 836-841, 2011