The key research of the metal forming group is related to the development of novel metal forming technologies and advanced FE simulation techniques. It includes the development of unified constitutive equations to predict formability and microstructure evolutions in thermomechanical forming processes. New physically based equations for modelling friction coefficient and interfacial heat transfer.
We have developed these models into novel functional modules that work seamlessly with FE simulations for multi-objective purposes and that can be operated remotely, and will continue to do so into the future. We share our expertise by offering users the opportunity to customize their production line to work with an optimal processing window, as well as accurately predict the occurrence of failure and estimate tool life, among many other capabilities. More details can be found at: