Prediction of Load Capacity Behavior of Multi-Stage Formed Construction Elements
The technologies for low-quantity production of sheet metal components and parts are applied mostly for thin single metal sheets. However, such technologies could also be applied as an additional procedure in multi-layer construction element production. Such individually produced construction elements must correspond to required standards, which are usually applied in serial production. Due to the immense testing work expected by custom-made production, it is reasonable to develop a methodology that would be capable of predicting the required results of an individually designed and produced construction block quickly, effectively and with minimal costs. In this investigation, a method of predicting the load capacity behavior of individual construction elements performed by incremental forming as an additional technology in multi-layer construction element production is presented. Special attention is dedicated to the definition of finite element model of a standardized four-point bending test and its correlation to real experimental results.
Jun Wang,Philip Mathew, Xiaoping Li, Chuanzhen Huang and Hongtao Zhu
A. Petek et al., "Prediction of Load Capacity Behavior of Multi-Stage Formed Construction Elements", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 443, pp. 195-200, 2010