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Structural mechanics
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Forming and Joining Simulation with Ansys Mechanical


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Implicit process simulation of relatively thick-walled, cold-formed workpieces in ANSYS Mechanical This training is offered as a 2-day course.

2 days

Basic knowledge of Ansys Mechanical

Software used
Ansys Mechanical

  • Best practice approach for forming and joining simulations
  • Compute highly non-linear processes reliably and efficiently
  • Take into account the influence that the forming process has on the finished part
  • Contribute your own questions to the group discussion


There is an increasing demand for process simulation in the field of forming and joining. How should the numerical models for these applications be created? What does implicit forming simulation with Ansys Mechanical have to offer in this area and what are the advantages compared to an explicit simulation approach? In addition to general questions of non-linear computation such as contact and analysis settings, this training addresses special topics such as material models, re-meshing and multi-step forming. The primary focus of the course is on relatively thick, cold-formed workpieces that enable simulation with volume elements. The area of hot-forming processes is addressed as an outlook topic.

The seminar aims to teach participants the best-practice approach for forming and joining simulations so that they can reliably and efficiently compute highly non-linear processes and learn about forming-specific options. Furthermore, participants learn about the influence that the forming process has on the finished part and can take manufacturing influences into account. The training is aimed at simulation engineers regularly or occasionally dealing with issues related to forming and joining simulation. In addition, it is also intended for those who work with formed and joined structures and who want to assess and take into account the influence of production processes during functional simulation.

Detailed agenda for this 2-day training

Day 1

01 Cold forming with Ansys Mechanical

  • Forming simulation options with ANSYS Mechanical
  • Distinction from explicit simulation
  • Sheet metal and solid forming in the FE calculation
  • Outlook on hot forming

02 Modeling for forming and welding

  • Tool meshing
  • Tips and tricks for workpiece meshing
  • Recommendations for element formulations in forming simulations
  • Contact settings
  • Analysis settings
  • Exercise: meshing, contact and analysis settings

03 Material modeling

  • Material tests and necessary material data
  • Flow curves and flow curve extrapolation
  • Material models for metal plasticity
  • Exercise: deep-drawing process with plastic anisotropy

04 Evaluation of results

  • Typical results such as degree of forming and strain hardening
  • Evaluating results and tearing
  • Exercise: interpreting results following forming

Day 2

05 Multi-stage forming processes

  • Multistage forming method
  • Exercise: multistage forming

06 Model creation from the deformed geometry

  • Exporting the deformed geometry
  • Geometry reconstruction in ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler
  • Exercise: geometry reconstruction

07 Automatic remeshing during the solution

  • Prerequisites for remeshing
  • Managing remeshing in ANSYS Mechanical
  • Exercise: embossing a pressfit contact

08 Coupling of forming and product simulation

  • Influence of production on product properties
  • Transferring results to the function simulation
  • Exercise: data mapping results to new meshes

Your Trainers

Andre Stühmeyer
CAE Engineer, CADFEM Germany GmbH, Hanover

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