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Process simulation of press hardening - Heat transfer and friction

Reference number
Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 380 517
Project duration July 2009 - December 2012
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
End-of-project report 2008-04077.pdf(pdf, 280 kB) (In Swedish)

Purpose and goal

The objective is to develop models for heat transfer and friction during simultaneous forming and quenching of boron steel (i.e the press hardening process).

Results and expected effects

The advanced models for friction and heat transfer that are to be developed will be implemented in the LS-Dyna code. LS-Dyna is used for thermo mechanical forming simulations. Expected results are improved accuracy of the forming simulations with respect of mechanical- and material properties and geometry.

Approach and implementation

Research work will be carried out at Luleå University of Technology. Experiments and industrial implemention of models in the FE-code will be carried out at Gestamp HardTech.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2008-04077

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