Proceedings of the 6th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
Nuova Ipsa Editor
6th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
du 28 avril 2003 au 30 avril 2003
Università di Salerno
[en] Finite elements ; Machining simulation ; Milling ; Turning ; Form error ; Contact
[en] At the 2001 Esaform conference, we have presented a simulation tool designed to predict form errors of part surfaces obtained by face milling and turning processes. The most relevant aspect of the developed method is its ability to solve industrial cases with huge 3D finite element meshes in a very small time. Until recently, we were only considering pure linear problems. However, the simulation of several machining operations requires the introduction of contact. The present paper describes the numerical method developed to solve such non linear problems.