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See detailForming forces in single point incremental forming: prediction by finite element simulations, validation and sensitivity
Henrard, Christophe; Bouffioux, Chantal ULg; Eyckens, P. et al

in Computational Mechanics (2011), 47

The aim of this article is to study the accuracy of finite element simulations in predicting the tool force occurring during the single point incremental forming (SPIF) process. The forming of two cones ... [more ▼]

The aim of this article is to study the accuracy of finite element simulations in predicting the tool force occurring during the single point incremental forming (SPIF) process. The forming of two cones in soft aluminum was studied with two finite element (FE) codes and several constitutive laws (an elastic–plastic law coupled with various hardening models). The parameters of these laws were identified using several combinations of a tensile test, shear tests, and an inverse modeling approach taking into account a test similar to the incremental forming process. Comparisons between measured and predicted force values are performed. This article shows that three factors have an influence on force prediction: the type of finite element, the constitutive law and the identification procedure for the material parameters. In addition, it confirms that a detailed description of the behavior occurring across the thickness of the metal sheet is crucial for an accurate force prediction by FE simulations, even though a simple analytical formula could provide an otherwise acceptable answer. [less ▲]

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See detailStrain Evolution in the Single Point Incremental Forming Process: Digital Image Correlation Measurement and Finite Element Prediction
Eyckens, P.; Belkassem, B.; Henrard, Christophe et al

in International Journal of Material Forming (2011)

Incremental Sheet Forming (ISF) is a relatively new class of sheet forming processes that allow the manufacture of complex geometries based on computer-controlled forming tools in replacement (at least ... [more ▼]

Incremental Sheet Forming (ISF) is a relatively new class of sheet forming processes that allow the manufacture of complex geometries based on computer-controlled forming tools in replacement (at least partially) of dedicated tooling. This paper studies the straining behaviour in the Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) variant (in which no dedicated tooling at all is required), both on experimental basis using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) and on numerical basis by the Finite Element (FE) method. The aim of the paper is to increase understanding of the deformation mechanisms inherent to SPIF, which is an important issue for the understanding of the high formability observed in this process and also for future strategies to improve the geometrical accuracy. Two distinct large-strain FE formulations, based on shell and first-order reduced integration brick elements, are used to model the sheet during the SPIF processing into the form of a truncated cone. The prediction of the surface strains on the outer surface of the cone is compared to experimentally obtained strains using the DIC technique. It is emphasised that the strain history as calculated from the DIC displacement field depends on the scale of the strain definition. On the modelling side, it is shown that the mesh density in the FE models plays a similar role on the surface strain predictions. A good qualitative agreement has been obtained for the surface strain components. One significant exception has however been found, which concerns the circumferential strain evolution directly under the forming tool. The qualitative discrepancy is explained through a mechanism of through-thickness shear in the experiment, which is not fully captured by the present FE modelling since it shows a bending-dominant accommodation mechanism. The effect of different material constitutive behaviours on strain prediction has also been investigated, the parameters of which were determined by inverse modelling using a specially designed sheet forming test. Isotropic and anisotropic yield criteria are considered, combined with either isotropic or kinematic hardening. The adopted constitutive law has only a limited influence on the surface strains. Finally, the experimental surface strain evolution is compared between two cones with different forming parameters. It is concluded that the way the plastic zone under the forming tool accommodates the moving tool (i.e. by through-thickness shear or rather by bending) depends on the process parameters. The identification of the most determining forming parameter that controls the relative importance of either mechanism is an interesting topic for future research. [less ▲]

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See detailForming Forces in Single Point Incremental Forming, Prediction by Finite Element Simulations
Henrard, Christophe; Bouffioux, Chantal ULg; Eyckens, P. et al

in Computational Mechanics (2010)

The aim of this article is to study the accuracy of the nite element simulations to predict the tool force during the Single Point Incremental Forming process. The forming of two cones in soft aluminum ... [more ▼]

The aim of this article is to study the accuracy of the nite element simulations to predict the tool force during the Single Point Incremental Forming process. The forming of two cones in soft aluminum was studied with two Finite Element (FE) codes and several constitutive laws (an elastic-plastic model coupled with different hardening approaches). The parameters of these laws were identi ed using tensile and shear tests, as well as an inverse approach taking into account a test similar to the incremental forming process. Comparisons between measured and predicted force values are performed. This article shows that three factors have an in uence on the force prediction: the type of nite element, the constitutive law and the identi cation procedure for the material parameters. In addition, it con rms that a very detailed description of the behavior occurring across the thickness of the metal sheet is crucial for an accurate force prediction by FE simulations, even though a simple analytical formula could provide an otherwise acceptable answer. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of the tests chosen for material parameter identification to predict single point incremental forming forces
Bouffioux, Chantal ULg; Henrard, Christophe ULg; Eyckens, P. et al

in Asnafi, Nader (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference of International Deep Drawing Research Group (IDDRG 2008) (2008)

Single Point Incremental Forming is a sheet forming process that uses a smooth-ended tool following a specific tool path and thus eliminates the need for dedicated die sets. Using this method, the ... [more ▼]

Single Point Incremental Forming is a sheet forming process that uses a smooth-ended tool following a specific tool path and thus eliminates the need for dedicated die sets. Using this method, the material can reach a very high deformation level. A wide variety of shapes can be obtained without specific and costly equipment. To be able to optimize the process, a model and its material parameters are required. The inverse method has been used to provide material data by modeling experiments directly performed on a SPIF set-up and comparing them to the experimental measurements. The tests chosen for this study can generate heterogeneous stress and strain fields. They are performed with the production machine itself and are appropriate for the inverse method since their simulation times are not too high. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification of material parameters to predict Single Point Incremental Forming forces
Bouffioux, Chantal ULg; Eyckens, P.; Henrard, Christophe et al

in International Journal of Material Forming (2008)

The purpose of this article is to develop an inverse method for adjusting the material parameters for single point incremental forming (SPIF). The main idea consists in FEM simulations of simple tests ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this article is to develop an inverse method for adjusting the material parameters for single point incremental forming (SPIF). The main idea consists in FEM simulations of simple tests involving the SPIF specificities (the “line test”) performed on the machine used for the process itself. This approach decreases the equipment cost. It has the advantage that the material parameters are fitted for heterogeneous stress and strain fields close to the ones occurring during the actual process. A first set of material parameters, adjusted for the aluminum alloy AA3103 with classical tests (tensile and cyclic shear tests), is compared with parameters adjusted by the line test. It is shown that the chosen tests and the strain state level have an important impact on the adjusted material data and on the accuracy of the tool force prediction reached during the SPIF process. [less ▲]

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See detailForming limit predictions for single-point incremental sheet metal forming
Van Bael, A.; Eyckens, P.; He, S. et al

in Cueto, Elías; Chinesta, Francisco (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (2007)

A characteristic of incremental sheet metal forming is that much higher deformations can be achieved than conventional forming limits. In this paper it is investigated to which extent the highly non ... [more ▼]

A characteristic of incremental sheet metal forming is that much higher deformations can be achieved than conventional forming limits. In this paper it is investigated to which extent the highly non-monotonic strain paths during such a process may be responsible for this high formability. A Marciniak-Kuczynski (MK) model is used to predict the onset of necking of a sheet subjected to the strain paths obtained by finite-element simulations. The predicted forming limits are considerably higher than for monotonic loading, but still lower than the experimental ones. This discrepancy is attributed to the strain gradient over the sheet thickness, which is not taken into account in the currently used MK model. [less ▲]

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See detailModel Identification and FE Simulations Effect of Different Yield Loci and Hardening Laws in Sheet Forming
Flores, Paulo; Duchene, Laurent ULg; Bouffioux, Chantal ULg et al

in International Journal of Plasticity (2007), 23(3), 420-449

The bi-axial experimental equipment [Flores, P., Rondia, E., Habraken, A.M., 2005a. Development of an experimental equipment for the identification of constitutive laws (Special Issue). International ... [more ▼]

The bi-axial experimental equipment [Flores, P., Rondia, E., Habraken, A.M., 2005a. Development of an experimental equipment for the identification of constitutive laws (Special Issue). International Journal of Forming Processes] developed by Flores enables to perform Bauschinger shear tests and successive or simultaneous simple shear tests and plane strain tests. Flores investigates the material behavior with the help of classical tensile tests and the ones performed in his bi-axial machine in order to identify the yield locus and the hardening model. With tests performed on one steel grade, the methods applied to identify classical yield surfaces such as [Hill, R., 1948. A theory of the yielding and plastic flow of anisotropic materials. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 193, 281–297; Hosford, W.F., 1979. On yield loci of anisotropic cubic metals. In: Proceedings of the 7th North American Metalworking Conf. (NMRC), SME, Dearborn, MI, pp. 191–197] ones as well as isotropic Swift type hardening, kinematic Armstrong–Frederick or Teodosiu and Hu hardening models are explained. Comparison with the Taylor–Bishop–Hill yield locus is also provided. The effect of both yield locus and hardening model choices is presented for two applications: plane strain tensile test and Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF). [less ▲]

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See detailAn FEM-aided investigation of the deformation during single point incremental forming
He, S.; Van Bael, A.; Van Houtte, P. et al

in Modelling & Simulation in Materials Science & Engineering (2006)

Incremental forming is an innovative and flexible sheet metal forming technology for small batch production and prototyping, which does not require any dedicated die or punch to form a complex shape. This ... [more ▼]

Incremental forming is an innovative and flexible sheet metal forming technology for small batch production and prototyping, which does not require any dedicated die or punch to form a complex shape. This paper investigates the process of single point incremental forming of an aluminium cone both experimentally and numerically. Finite element models are established to simulate the process. The output of the simulation is given in terms of final geometry, the thickness profile of the product and the strain history and distribution during the deformation. Comparison between the simulation results and the experimental data is made. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of FEM choices in the modelling of incremental forming of aluminium sheets
He, S.; Van Bael, A.; Van Houtte, P. et al

in Banabic, D. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (2005)

This paper investigates the process of single point incremental forming of an aluminium cone with a 50-degree wall angle. Finite element (FE) models are established to simulate the process. Different FE ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the process of single point incremental forming of an aluminium cone with a 50-degree wall angle. Finite element (FE) models are established to simulate the process. Different FE packages have been used. Various aspects associated with the numerical choices as well as the material and process parameters have been studied. The final geometry and the reaction forces are presented as the results of the simulations. Comparison between the simulation results and the experimental data is also made. [less ▲]

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See detailModel identification and FE simulations: effect of different yield loci and hardening laws in sheet forming
Flores, Paulo; Duchene, Laurent ULg; Lelotte, Thomas et al

in Smith, L. M.; Pourboghrat, F.; Yoon, J. W. (Eds.) et al On the Cutting Edge of Technology NUMISHEET 2005, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes (2005)

The bi-axial experimental equipment [1] developed by Flores enables to perform Baushinger shear tests and successive or simultaneous simple shear tests and plane-strain tests. Such experiments and ... [more ▼]

The bi-axial experimental equipment [1] developed by Flores enables to perform Baushinger shear tests and successive or simultaneous simple shear tests and plane-strain tests. Such experiments and classical tensile tests investigate the material behavior in order to identify the yield locus and the hardening models. With tests performed on two steel grades, the methods applied to identify classical yield surfaces such as Hill or Hosford ones as well as isotropic Swift type hardening or kinematic Armstrong–Frederick hardening models are explained. Comparison with the Taylor-Bishop-Hill yield locus is also provided. The effect of both yield locus and hardening model choice will be presented for two applications: Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) and a cup deep drawing. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element modeling of incremental forming of aluminium sheets
He, S.; Van Bael, A.; Van Houtte, P. et al

in Advanced Materials Research (2005), 6/8

Incremental forming is an innovative and flexible sheet metal forming technology for small batch production and prototyping, which does not require any dedicated die or punch to form a complex shape. This ... [more ▼]

Incremental forming is an innovative and flexible sheet metal forming technology for small batch production and prototyping, which does not require any dedicated die or punch to form a complex shape. This paper investigates the process of single point incremental forming of an aluminum cone with a 50-degree wall angle both experimentally and numerically. Finite element models are established to simulate the process. The output of the simulation is given in terms of final geometry, the thickness distribution of the product, the strain history and distribution during the deformation as well as the reaction forces. Comparison between the simulation results and the experimental data is made. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of FEM simulations for the incremental forming process
Henrard, Christophe ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg; Szekeres, A. et al

in Advanced Materials Research (2005), 6-8

Incremental forming is an innovative and highly flexible sheet metal forming technology for small batch production and prototyping that does not require any adapted dies or punches to form a complex shape ... [more ▼]

Incremental forming is an innovative and highly flexible sheet metal forming technology for small batch production and prototyping that does not require any adapted dies or punches to form a complex shape. The purpose of this article is to perform FEM simulations of the forming of a cone with a 50-degree wall angle by incremental forming and to investigate the influence of some crucial computational parameters on the simulation. The influence of several parameters will be discussed: the FEM code used (Abaqus or Lagamine, a code developed at the University of Liège), the mesh size, the potential simplification due to the symmetry of the part and the friction coefficient. The output is given in terms of final geometry (which depends on the springback), strain history and distribution during the deformation, as well as reaction forces. It will be shown that the deformation is localized around the tool and that the deformations constantly remain close to a plane strain state for this geometry. Moreover, the tool reaction clearly depends on the way the contact is taken into account. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite-element simulations of cup drawing using the taylor and the lamel model
Van Bael, A.; He, S.; Van Houtte, P. et al

in Stören, Sigurd (Ed.) Proceedings of the 7th ESAFORM conference on Materials Forming (2004)

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