Title: Development of software for easy prediction of process parameters in air bending with local heating

Authors: J.A. Canteli, J.L. Cantero, M.H. Miguelez

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, University Carlos III of Madrid, Avd. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes, Madrid, Spain. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, University Carlos III of Madrid, Avd. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes, Madrid, Spain. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, University Carlos III of Madrid, Avd. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes, Madrid, Spain

Abstract: This paper presents a new software tool for sheet metal forming, based on an analytical model of the process. The advantages of this kind of tool, compared with numerical models based on finite element codes, are described. The analysis is focused on sheet metal bending at high temperature that is a promising method for metal forming, improving sheet formability and machines range of use.

Keywords: analytical model; finite element analysis; FEA; FEM; sheet metal forming; sheet metal bending; high temperature; formability; process parameters; air bending; local heating; software; thermomechanical modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2006.010185

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2006 Vol.42 No.1/2, pp.170 - 197

Published online: 08 Jul 2006 *

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