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Metal forming: sheet metal forming simulation

Join our metal forming webinar to find out how using modelling and simulation can combat trial and error, mitigate non-conformances and provide accuracy when designing new products, testing new methods of manufacturing or exploring new materials.

Hear from our sheet metal forming experts as they share their unique vision and expertise on finite element (FE) analysis and its importance to efficient manufacturing.

You will have the opportunity to ask our team how the Advanced Forming Research Centre addresses real industry challenges by using modelling and simulation software and expertise to improve production quality and efficiency, reducing risk and maximising cost saving and time.

Our team will also highlight recent successes of collaborative projects, showcasing how we can support a wide range of sectors, particularly aerospace, defence, nuclear and automotive as you get ready to embrace the future of metal forming technologies.

Diego graduated from the University of Navarra (Spain) in 2008, with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the Advanced Forming Research Centre in 2015 as a senior modeller in the forming team, responsible for the numerical analysis of the forming processes analysed in the team.

Diego’s background in the field of the numerical analysis covers themes like material modelling (computational plasticity, elasticity), fracture mechanics, process simulation (cold and hot forming), and structural and thermal analysis of systems and components. After almost 20 years of simulation experience, his expertise mainly resides in the field of the finite element method application: continuum mechanics, non-linear analysis and the implementation of algorithms within user subroutines. He is co-author of 10 articles in peer-reviewed journals, a book chapter and more than 20 conference proceedings.

Elangovan graduated in mechanical engineering from Anna University Chennai, India in 2005 and completed an MSc degree in Manufacturing Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India in 2011. He joined the Advanced Forming Research Centre in 2016 and is responsible for the hot forming strategic theme development within the forming team.

Prior to joining the AFRC, Elangovan worked in industry for 11 years in tooling design and development and in automotive R&D as a Deputy Team leader for process modelling. Overall, he has 15 years of experience in metal forming processes both in cold and hot sheet forming technologies. His expertise varies from sheet metal tool design, design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA), method of manufacturing assessment, troubleshooting during forming trials and process modelling of thin and bulk sheet forming processes using the finite element method.

Hosam graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the Advanced Forming Research Centre in 2018.

Hosam is a manufacturing engineer in the forming team and is responsible for the delivery of work related to materials and processes modelling by means of the Finite Element Method (FEM) and material characterisation.  He has considerable knowledge and practical experience in modelling various processes such as, superplastic forming (SPF) and thermal analysis of different manufacturing systems.


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Dates & Venues

DateWednesday 2 December 2020
LocationWebinar via Zoom
Duration11:30 - 12:30