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KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is aimed to investigate different approaches in FEM simulation of sheet metalforming to accurately predict the final geometry. These approaches are mainly focusedon the behavior of material models used in the forming process. Two sets of test resultsare available that play important roles in this project. The first set is the cyclic test whichdepicts the behavior of the material model in large deformations. The material model insimulations is modified according to the cyclic test results. Second set of tests is BendingUnder Tension (BUT) test which represents the forming process of sheets. BUT test issimulated with the material model that is modified according to the cyclic test results. The deformed profiles of the BUT simulations are compared with BUT test results to check the accuracy of the modified material models.The influence of friction on the final geometry in the BUT simulations is investigated. All of the modified material models are implemented in simulations with and without considering friction and the results are compared. Friction provides a realistic conditionin BUT simulation and has a great impact in spring-back results. Friction reduces the bending stiffness of sheets and consequently the more spring-back is observed. The modified model with single step reduction in elastic modulus (with friction) makes an improvement in prediction of spring-back magnitude in BUT simulation.

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2011. , 49 p.
, Degree Project in Production Engineering, Second Level, 493
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121771OAI: diva2:619499
Available from: 2013-05-07 Created: 2013-05-03 Last updated: 2013-05-07Bibliographically approved

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