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INT-PULS-FORM Report Summary

Project ID: G1RD-CT-2001-00509
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Netherlands

FEM-programme

Objective/Potential applications
Convergent numerical algorithms predicting forming process of model parts with a maximum deviation of 5-10% integrated in ABAQUS and PAM-STAMP. Prediction of wall thickness distribution and surface effects (wrinkles, tears). Application in automotive and consumers articles industry.

End-user
Manufacturer of metal sheet parts of above mentioned industries and toolmakers.

Main Innovations
Simulation of deep drawing process with a pulsating blankholder force.

Analysis of market
Automotive, kitchen appliances, consumer goods (part development - make-ability studies; tooling and process design).

Potential barriers
When reaching the project targets no barriers should limit the exploitation

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