Process Enhancement for Single Point Incremental Forming through a Remeshing Strategy
Advanced Materials Research
Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
Simulations of Single Point Incremental Forming generally require a very high computation time because the tool path is long and small elements are required everywhere on the sheet. In this paper, a remeshing method based on refinement and coarsening strategies is used with abaqus/explicit to reduce the computational time. The simulation of a semi-spherical cup with a fine mesh is considered as a reference simulation. The remeshing method allows reducing the number of elements and therefore the CPU time during the simulations. A good prediction is observed with the remeshing method.