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PREDICT | 2020-

The purpose of PREDICT is to achieve increased accuracy in failure predictions by developing advanced material models, calibration techniques and effective finite element simulations, which can enable unambiguous and reliable formability predictions. Specially, simulation failure predictions of phenomena such as non-linear strain paths, effect of strain rate, anisotropy and presence of edge cracks will be […]

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Applied simulation and internet of things for reduced waste during sheet metal forming

Together with Volvo Cars (Olofström), Telenor Connexion and Blue Science Part as coordinator, a research and application project has been carried out within the “Test arena Blekinge” with the aim of transforming theory into practically applicable knowledge in Industry 4.0. Industrial digitalisation has been going on since the 1990s, and with the development of the […]

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Center of Excellence – stamping (förstudie) | 2018-2019

Förstudien kommer att handla om hur ett “Center of excellence” inom området stamping ska utformas och etableras i Olofström/Blekinge. Förstudiens mål är att arbeta fram en komplett verksamhetsplan för hur detta “Center of Excellence” ska utformas och etableras. PROJEKTINFORMATION BTH project leader: Prof Tobias Larsson Time span: 20180903-20190531 Funding: 800 kSEK (400 Tillväxtverket, ERUF) Partners:  Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Olofströms […]

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Data-driven modelling in the era of Industry 4.0: A case study of friction modelling in sheet metal forming simulations

ABSTRACT With growing demands on quality of produced parts, concepts like zero-defect manufacturing are gaining increasing importance. As one of the means to achieve this, industries strive to attain the ability to control product/process parameters through connected manufacturing technologies and model-based control systems that utilize process/machine data for predicting optimum system conditions without human intervention. […]

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Introductory study of sheet metal forming simulations to evaluate process robustness

ABSTRACT The ability to control quality of a part is gaining increased importance with desires to achieve zero-defect manufacturing. Two significant factors affecting process robustness in production of deep drawn automotive parts are variations in material properties of the blanks and the tribology conditions of the process. It is imperative to understand how these factors […]

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Experiments and FE-simulations of stretch flanging of DP-steels with different shear cut edge quality

ABSTRACT Dual-Phase (DP) steels are today used in the automotive industry due to its large strength to weight ratio. However, the high strength of DP-steel does have a negative impact on the general formability in sheet metal forming. Unfavourable process conditions in the press shop will, on top of this, reduce the formability of DP-steels […]

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Framework for Simulation-Driven Design of Stamping Dies Considering Elastic Die and Press Deformations

ABSTRACT Sheet metal forming (SMF) simulations are used extensively throughout the development phase of industrial stamping dies. In these SMF simulations, the die and press are normally considered as rigid. Previous research has however shown that elastic deformation in these parts has a significant negative impact on process performance. This paper demonstrates methods for counteracting […]

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