Analysis of axisymmetric cup drawing in relation to friction

Darendeliler H., Altan T.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, vol.58, pp.293-301, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The application of computer-aided simulation to manufacturing by using sheet-metal forming processes in industry, leads to the elimination of the repetitive production of expensive dies, and the loss of time, labor and material. The finite-element method has been widely used in the anlaysis of sheet-metal forming processes, in this way making it possible to determine the deformed shape and the variation in the thickness of the material. Hence, the drawability and the shape of the blank can be determined in advance. In this paper, an analysis of axisymmetric cup drawing is made using a three-dimensional finite-element method considering the effect of friction, which is one of the important factors that affects the drawing, and is difficult to predict and simulate.