Numerical Simulation and Prediction of Wrinkling Defects in Sheet Metal Forming

  • M. P. Henriques
  • T. J. Grilo
  • R. J. Alves de Sousa
  • R. A. F. Valente


The goal of the present work is to analyse distinct numerical simulation strategies, based on the Finite Element Method (FEM), aiming at the description of wrinkling initiation and propagation during sheet metal forming. From the FEM standpoint, the study focuses on two particular aspects: a) the influence of a given finite element formulation as well as the numerical integration choice on the correct prediction of wrinkling in walls and flange zones of cup drawing formed parts; and b) the influence of the chosen anisotropic constitutive model and corresponding parameters on the correct prediction and propagation of wrinkling deformation modes during forming operations. In this sense, this work infers about the influence of accounting for distinct planar anisotropy behaviours within numerical simulation procedures. Free and flange-forming examples will be taken into consideration, with isotropic and anisotropic material models. Additionally, the influence on wrinkling onset and propagation as coming from different numerical formulations will be accounted for shell and tridimensional continuum finite elements, along with implicit numerical solution procedures. Doing so, the present work intends to provide some insights into how numerical simulation parameters and modelling decisions can influence FEM results regarding wrinkling defects in sheet metal formed parts.


Sheet Metal Yield Criterion Shell Element Integration Point Thickness Direction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Henriques
    • 1
  • T. J. Grilo
    • 1
  • R. J. Alves de Sousa
    • 1
  • R. A. F. Valente
    • 1
  1. 1.GRIDS Research Group Centre for Automation and Mechanical Technology (TEMA) Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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