Springback Prediction and Correlations for Third Generation High Strength Steel 2020-01-0752
Third generation advanced high strength steels (3GAHSS) are increasingly used in automotive for light weighting and safety body structure components. However, high material strength usually introduces higher springback that affects the dimensional accuracy. The ability to accurately predict springback in simulations is very important to reduce time and cost in stamping tool and process design. In this work, tension and compression tests were performed and the results were implemented to generate Isotropic/Kinematic hardening (I/KH) material models on a 3GAHSS steel with 980 MPa minimum tensile strength. Systematic material model parametric studies and evaluations have been conducted. Case studies from full-scale industrial parts are provided and the predicted springback results are compared to the measured springback data. Key variables affecting the springback prediction accuracy are identified.