FEM Simulation of Deformation Field during the Sheet Metal Forming
In this paper, computer aided engineering of some innovative sheet metal forming processes is reviewed. Because of the complexity of this process, numerical simulation becomes necessary for its analysis. The deformation behavior of sheet metal in forming process is numerically simulated using quasi-static implicit and explicit finite element codes. The main advantages of the finite element method are: the capability of obtaining detailed solutions of the mechanics in a deforming body, namely, stresses, shapes, strains or contact pressure distributions; and the computer codes, can be used for a large variety of problems by simply changing the input data.
B. Li et al., "FEM Simulation of Deformation Field during the Sheet Metal Forming", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 1910-1914, 2011