Formability Simulation

The Formability Simulation module uses LS-DYNA for accurate physics modeling, efficient calculation and in-depth simulation of the formability based on the die design. The FLD (forming limit diagram), thinning map, wrinkling, material draw-in, circular grid, light strip and skid mark results identify weaknesses of the die design.

New Optimization Capability

With sheetmetal solution, the engineer can more effectively design draw beads that restrict the blank from wrinkling & splitting during the forming process, significantly reducing the time required to achieve a formable part. It streamlines the challenging and time consuming process of laying out draw beads for large and complicated parts and guides the engineer to efficiently achieve optimum configurations for draw bead forces. This feature streamlines die design, improves product performance and reduces manufacturing time by using simulation iterations as a search engine for the best possible design solution. As a result, higher performing, higher quality products can be developed, while greater manufacturing efficiency is achieved.

MSTEP & Quick Setup

In this module, a one-step solution using MSTEP is included to perform a quick evaluation of part formability. FS includes a Quick Setup for standard single-stage draw die and spring back simulations.

Autosetup and Multiple-Stage Simulations

Auto Setup is available for complicated multiple-stage forming setups for all formability applications of various die systems. The Auto Setup interface visually guides the user through the setup process. All travel curves are automatically generated and multiple-stations can be setup seamlessly.

Hydroforming Capabilities

Formability Simulation can support tube bending, tube hydroforming and sheet hydroforming.

Springback & Springback Compensation Process (SCP)

Using the solution, the user can determine and simulate the amount of spring back compensation; simply define the selected tool to be compensated in SCP.

Special Forming Processes

Formability Simulation can support stretch forming, thermal forming, roll forming and super plastic forming for specialized manufacturing processes.

Material Library

To maintain accuracy, the bundled material library contains a large selection of standard material types and users can also customize the library to meet specific needs such as:

  • Gravity Load
  • Draw Die
  • Crash Form
  • Inverted Draw (Single Action)
  • Toggle Draw (Double Action)
  • Trimming
  • Flanging
  • Re-strike
  • Springback and Springback Compensation
  • Tube Bending & Hydroforming
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