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Modeling of Cylindrical Flow Forming Processes with Numerical and Elementary Methods

By Stefan Kleditzsch and Birgit Awiszus


With flow forming – an incremental forming process – the final geometry of a component is achieved by a multitude of minor sequential forming steps. Due to this incremental characteristic associated with the variable application of the tools and kinematic shape forming, it is mainly suitable for small and medium quantities. For the extensive use of the process it is necessary to have appropriate simulation tools. While the Finite-Element-Analysis (FEA) is an acknowledged simulation tool for the modeling and optimization of forming technology, the use of FEA for the incremental forming processes is associated with very long computation times. For this reason a simulation method called FloSim, based on the upper bound method, was developed for cylindrical flow forming processes at the Chair of Virtual Production Engineering, which allows the simulation of the process within a few minutes. This method was improved by the work presented with the possibility of geometry computation during the process

Topics: Elementare Methoden, Drückwalzen, Finite-Elemente-Methode (FEM), Elementary Methods, Flow Forming, Finite-Element-Method (FEM), ddc:620, Drückwalzen, Finite-Elemente-Methode
Publisher: Universitätsbibliothek Chemnitz
Year: 2012
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