Our Research

Finite Element (FE) Based Modeling for Part, Die Design and Formability

Objective:

  • Modeling of damage-limited deformation of automotive sheet (e.g. stretch flanging).
  • Development of fatigue model for full structures.
  • Perform tube bending to assist auto component development.


Damage in Aluminum Automotive Sheet Under Forming Conditions


Stretch flange model at
the draw-beads


Porosity in bending model
incorporating failure

 


Contour plot of major strain within
the stretch flange

KRDC bend test