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Abstract

A model simulating the frictional behaviour of coated sheet steel is expected to hasten the development of new press-formed products, for example in the automotive industry, and make sheet steel more competitive against rival materials. Press forming is largely dependent upon on the frictional conditions at the tool/material interface. Results from the model's simulations have shown that finite element analysis can give accurate predictions of the press forming of coated steels, if precize descriptions of the frictional characteristics of the tools, lubricant and blank material used are incorporated into the models. Simulation of the stretch/draw test was able to give equally accurate predictions for more complex pressings.

Additional information

Authors: GODWIN M J, British Steel plc (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18602 EN (1998) 69pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4995-3
Record Number: 199910343 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en