Pre-Conference Courses

Pre-conference courses

Two short courses are open to ESAFORM participants on May 7th at Mondragon Unibertsitatea.

COURSE 1: Introduction to sheet-metal forming simulation

  • Introduction
  • Material modelling
    • Elastic behaviour (pseudo elastic modulus evolution)
    • Hardening (isotropic, kinematic, mixed, …)
    • Yield criteria
    • Failure criteria – FLC and fracture
  • Contact modelling
    • Friction and role of sheet surface topography
    • Drawbeads
    • Strip drawing test
  • Experimental tests (material + tribological)
  • Finite Element Modelling of cup drawing
  • Conclusions

COURSE 2: Modelling of machining processes and experimental validation

  • Introduction
  • Finite Element Modelling of Chip Formation
    • Approaches: CEL, ALE, Lagrangian…
    • Software: Abaqus, Deform, Advantage
    • Fundamental variables: Forces, temperatures, strain, strain rate, stresses,…
    • Industrial variables: Residual stresses,…
  • Finite Element Modelling to reduce distortions in machining
  • Experimental tests
    • Fundamental variables: Forces, Temperatures
    • Industrial variables: Roughness, Residual stresses,…
  • Conclusions