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Digital die design system

Objective

In order to reduce the vehicle weight, new materials such as aluminium alloys and high-strength steels are introduced in cars. Forming of such materials becomes more complex and needs a better characterisation of the materials and more reliable and efficient software for predicting forming defects. The aim of this project is to improve the ability of numerical codes to predict forming defects, an essential step towards a virtual try-out of the dies with theaid of a DIGITAL DIE DESIGN SYSTEM (3DS).

The project will have three objectives:
- Development of user-friendly methods and software for evaluating forming defects;
- Improvement of the ability of numerical software to predict forming defects;
- Selection of appropriate physical models and their identification.
The project will contribute to reduce materials waste, fuel consumption and gas emission directly related with car weight. This will save time, money, resources.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

USINOR S.A.
Address
Avenue Des Tilleuls 17
57191 Florange
France

Participants (10)

AUTOFORM ENGINEERING GMBH
Switzerland
Address
9,Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
75794 Paris
COCKERILL SAMBRE SA
Belgium
Address
Quai Du Halage 10
4400 Flemalle
COMAU SPA
Italy
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Sindelfingen Plant, Calwer Strasse, Hpc B514
71059 Sindelfingen
ESI GROUP S.A.
France
Address
Rue Hamelin 6
75761 Paris
FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA DE UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto
PECHINEY S.A.
France
Address
Place Du Chancelier Adenauer 7
75016 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA
Portugal
Address
Patio Das Escolas
3000 Coimbra
VOLVO CAR COMPONENTS CORPORATION
Sweden
Address

293 80 Olofstroem