another doubt ..can i do it in static analysis or i have to go for nonlinear....if nonlinear which type of material i have to select..
you will need a nonlinear solver to predict permanent deformations.
you will also need nonlinear materials properties for the material you are forming, thus a stress/strain curve for that material which goes beyond the elastic limit. this may or may not be difficult to obtain depending on your material and its condition.
are you trying to determine actual shape of the part including spring back, tearing etc? or are you looking for required forming forces?
i actually looking for the shape of the plate after the forming.......and then calculate the plate thicknesss.....
by the time i have completed the analysis up to a certain extent.....
attach is the video to show what i did....
also through probe i find the thickness of the plate after forming.....
& thanks for the help..........
You may wish to look at specific add-ins for SolidWorks that can do this, if you find yourself doing this a lot
and choose "Sheet Metal" as the category
BlankWorks, QuickPress and LogoPress all handle die forming.