MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 80, 2016NUMIFORM 2016: The 12th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||MS10: Design, Optimization, Inverse Methods and Uncertainties in Forming Processes|
|Published online||24 October 2016|
Constrained design of sheet forming processes
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, United Kingdom
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
New forming machines are typically incremental improvements on existing designs. Frequently tedious simulation and testing are required for insights on those possible improvements. A method for inventing features of flexible sheet forming processes is explored here. The inverse problem is solved by starting with a desired geometry, and “un-forming” the part while applying a selection of kinematic constraints and minimizing the plastic work on the workpiece. The resulting deformation reveals the required forces on the part and hence can inform machine design.
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