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A Remeshing Procedure for Numerical Simulation of Forming Processes in Three Dimensions

Giraud-Moreau, L., H. Borouchaki and A. Cherouat

Proceedings, 15th International Meshing Roundtable, Springer-Verlag, pp.127-144, September 17-20 2006

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15th International Meshing Roundtable
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.
September 17-20, 2006

Institut Charles Delaunay (FRE CNRS 2848)
University of Technology of Troyes
12 rue Marie Curie BP2060
10010 Troyes Cedex - France
laurence.moreau@utt.fr

Abstract
This article presents a remeshing procedure of thin sheets for numerical simulation of metal forming process in three dimensions. During simulation of metal forming processes, where large plastic deformations are possible, severe mesh distortion occur after a few incremental steps. Hence an automatic mesh generation with remeshing capabilities is essential to carry out the finite element analysis. This paper gives the necessary steps to remesh a structure in finite element simulation of forming processes. The proposed remeshing technique based on geometrical criteria includes adaptive refinement and coarsening procedures. It has been implemented with triangular and quadrilateral elements. The proposed method has been integrated in a computational environment using the ABAQUS solver. Numerical examples show the efficiency of the proposed approach.

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