Computational Mechanics for the manufacturing industry


Research in the ET-chair Nonlinear Solid Mechanics is focused on simulation and optimization of forming processes. In this application, all three classical mechanical nonlinearities occur: nonlinear material behavior, geometrical nonlinearities (large deformations and rotations) and contact behavior. In the presentation, first an overview of the research activities of the chair will be given. Subsequently, 3 examples will be presented with a particular computational component:

  1. Development of an advanced friction model based on physical phenomena at microscale, yet efficient enough to be used at full-scale industrial forming simulations.
  2. Large-deformation analysis with mesh-regularization: from meshless to smoothed-FEM.
  3. Optimization and robustness of forming processes based on time-consuming simulations.


Ton van den Boogaard