Can I make a simulation of forming processes like Usetting, Rolling, or Extrusion on SolidWorks Simulation?
Hi Ibraheem: This is the correct forum. The SolidWorks Simulation Premium package will simulate rolling to the extent that it simulates "plastic flow" of metals, for example. There is a tutorial that is built-in to the software in the nonlinear section, that shows you how to key-in material constants to develop a yielding material model. As far as extrusion - I'm fairly certain it will not do that (I am assuming there is rather severe post-yielding material flow phenomena in the extrusion process, which might need re-meshing at various stages of flow, which SW Sim cannot do -yet). I do know that ANSYS will conduct the auto-remeshing at various stages of material flow. I do not know what Usetting is, however.
Can anyone tell me the right place to ask this question?
Have you ever tried to conduct analysis of deep drawing or bending using Premium package?I have started with those subjects and I encountered few problems (standard info about "reduce the singularity"; "raise ETAN" etc. ).
I have been traing to change few parameteres of analysis, especially in advanced analysis options (singularity factor was decreased to 0.0 or max. incremental strain increased to 0.1 etc.). Unfortunately mentioned operation did not help. Regarding problems described above I have really general (universal) question.
Which factor - according your experience - has the most influance into final result? And the second one: which method of control (I mean: displacement versus force) is better? I am assuming that during drawing or extrusion process first one will be more suitable? Sorry for really general problem description, maybe in the future (when I will found out more details) question will be more detailed
I am looking forward and thank you in advance for any replay
Sim Premium is not a robust code for highly non-linear problems. As Anthony mentions above no insolution remeshing, which when deformations get high is pretty much needed. Rule of thumb would be problems where strains are below or around 10% maximum you might get a converged solution if the stars line up for you. Large sliding non-linear contact is also a challenge for the code in terms of stability and compute times but with presistance and simplification you may get something done (might want to try the NL dynamics as opposed to static to get the damping and inertia terms in play). Preferred implicit codes for this these types of problems (deep drawing, extrusion, bending) would be MARC & ABAQUS (at least in my opinion) , on the explicit side of things (mulit pass rolling) LS-Dyna and maybe ABAQUS explicit.
Bill, thank you for your opinion. I used to work in Ansys, I saw Abaqus. I know its capabilities. Mentioned software represents "first league" in delibered area. However my company won't buy these application, because of .... ye, you're right - money! So, I will be really glad if anybody share here some hints and experiences
a less expensive option might be AMPS. Just google AMPS Technologies.
OK. Thank you. I will try it.
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