Design, Modeling and Simulation of Metal Forming Processes

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Computation and Simulation on Metals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 116

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanics and Construction, Technical University of Koszalin, 75-453 Koszalin, Poland
Interests: metal forming processes; non-linear mechanics; non-linear contact mechanics; FEM and SPH methods; numerical modeling, simulation and numerical analysis; thermodynamics of non-elastic materials; theory of plasticity; digital materials modelling
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Production Engineering, Technical University of Koszalin, 75-453 Koszalin, Poland
Interests: production processes on cold and on hot (modeling, numerical simulation and manufacturing); metal forming technologies; thread rolling processes; FEM and SPH methods; multi-criteria optimization; digital materials modelling; theory of experiment planning; modeling and identification of materials mechanical properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal forming processes have comprised a very important branch of industry for many years. Due to their capacity to be used to shape a product with repeatable dimensions and high tool life, they are primarily used in high-volume production. Increasingly, products made using traditional methods such as turning, milling and grinding are being replaced by plastically deformed products with a shaped surface layer possessing specific properties.

In recent years, research has been conducted on the implementation of new technologies, e.g., incremental manufacturing and hybrid technologies, as well as on the production of parts made of heat-resistant, stainless and hard-to-machine materials. The widespread tendency to increase the speed of machining and to increase its efficiency necessitates the identification and analysis of many physical phenomena accompanying forming processes and induced by varying thermodynamic conditions.

Increases in tool life, machining process efficiency and dimensional accuracy have forced improvements in methods for modeling and analyzing these processes. When modeling metal forming processes using incremental description, the change in stiffness and damping of the part during the machining process, as well as the zonally varying friction conditions of the workpiece, are considered at each step of the analysis, as are thermo-mechanical couplings and their effect on the change in instantaneous thermo-physical parameters.

This has been enabled by developments in the fields of continuous medium theory, plasticity theory, the theory of inelastic materials and numerical methods of mechanics, along with advances in computational systems and specialized software, newer methods for determining material constants with consideration of local conditions, and novel algorithms for approximate solutions of equations of motion and nonlinear contact.

In this Special Issue, we invite all interested researchers to submit articles that focus on the latest research advances related to metal forming technologies, such as: rolling, forging, sheet forming, incremental forming, extrusion, drawing, tube forming, joining, hydroforming, high energy, explosive forming, roll forming, micro and nano forming, semi-solid forming, powder forming, magnesium forming, titanium and its alloys forming, Inconel forming, thread rolling, sliding burnishing and rolling burnishing, and hybrid machining.

We welcome authors to submit articles, reviews and communications on the results of a very broad spectrum of research into material modeling; constitutive models; contact problems; mechanics of deformation; process and system modeling; numerical solutions and simulations; modeling and measurement of physical phenomena during manufacturing processes to predict and evaluate product quality; material behavior during deformation; and properties of final products after forming. Articles on the preparation of special geometric surface structure for finishing operations by surface forming methods or hybrid treatments such as turning and burnishing or grinding and burnishing related to both experimental and theoretical studies can also be posted.

Prof. Dr. Leon Kukiełka
Dr. Krzysztof Kukiełka
Guest Editors

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  • metal forming processes
  • non-linear mechanics
  • non-linear contact mechanics
  • FEM and SPH methods
  • numerical modeling, simulation and numerical analysis
  • thermodynamics of non-elastic materials
  • theory of plasticity
  • digital materials modelling
  • multi-criteria optimization

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