Analysis of an axisymmetric deep-drawn part forming using reduced forming steps

Jian Cao*, Shunping Li, Z. Cedric Xia, Sing C. Tang

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Numerical simulations have been widely used to assist part and process design. In this paper, deep-drawing processes of an axisymmetric part with a complex geometry are analyzed with the aim of reducing possible forming steps. The existing practice requires a 10-step drawing. Our approach combines a optimization scheme, design rules and numerical tests using the finite-element analysis incorporated with a damage model. As a result, the 10-step drawing is reduced to a 6-step drawing. Additionally, the new process design yields a lower maximum void volume fraction in the sheet, meaning a more formable process and a slightly higher press load.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-200
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 2 2001


  • Deep-drawing processes
  • Forming
  • Process design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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