Sheet Metal Forming Simulation for Aluminum Alloy Sheets 2000-01-0774
This work describes a sheet forming process simulation, cup drawing and redrawing, using a new plane stress anisotropic yield function that describes the anisotropic behavior of aluminum alloy sheets well. The anisotropy of the function was introduced in the formulation using only linear transformations on the Cauchy stress tensor or deviator. The implementation of this constitutive equation in finite element codes was briefly explained. Simulation results were presented and compared with experimental data.