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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2013, 1(2), 20-29
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-1-2-1
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Effect of Die Design Parameters on Thinning of Sheet Metal in the Deep Drawing Process

H. Zein1, M. El-Sherbiny1, , M. Abd-Rabou1 and M. El Shazly1

1Mechanical Design and Production Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Pub. Date: April 15, 2013

Cite this paper:
H. Zein, M. El-Sherbiny, M. Abd-Rabou and M. El Shazly. Effect of Die Design Parameters on Thinning of Sheet Metal in the Deep Drawing Process. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2013; 1(2):20-29. doi: 10.12691/ajme-1-2-1


Prediction of the forming results, determination of the thickness distribution and the thinning of the sheet metal blank will decrease the production cost through saving material and production time. In this paper, A Finite Element (FE) model is developed for the 3-D numerical simulation of deep drawing process (Parametric Analysis) by using ABAQUS/EXPLICIT FEA program with the proper material properties (anisotropic material) and simplified boundary conditions. The FE results are compared with experimental results for validation. The developed model can predict the thickness distribution and thinning of the blank with the die design parameters (geometrical and physical parameters). Furthermore, with numerical simulation, working parameters can be optimized without expensive shop trials.

finite element parametric analysis geometrical parameters thickness distribution thinning

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