This article describes the use of finite-element analysis computer simulation to assess the feasibility of stamping sheet-metal autobody panels at the design stage. Using this methodology, proposed product designs can be tested without the need for expensive and time-consuming prototyping. Post-processing transforms simulation results into stress and strain color-coded or contour plots that can be related to a number of stamping problems and are the key to interpreting product quality and integrity.
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Demeri, M.Y., Tang, S.C. Post-processing analysis in sheet-metal forming simulation. JOM 44, 14–16 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03222247
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