Habraken, Anne[Université de Liège - ULg > Département ArGEnCo > Département ArGEnCo >]
Proceedings of the 8th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
The publishing House of the Romanian Academy
8th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
du 27 au 29 avril 2005
[en] finite element ; incremental forming ; digital image correlation
[fr] sheet metal
[en] Single-point incremental forming (SPIF) is a sheet metal forming technique that has gained particular interest in rapid prototyping and small volume production. The study of the underlying forming mechanisms is supported by new developments in finite element simulations and experimental full field strain measurements. This article aims to describe the possibilities and difficulties encountered during validation of finite element predictions of the incremental forming process. The drawing of a straight line into a metal plate was selected as a first test case for this kind of validation. Results of both finite element simulation and experimental work will be discussed.