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HF-3090: Composite Forming Simulation

HF-3090: Composite Forming Simulation

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HF-3090: Composite Forming Simulation

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This tutorial shows you how to set up a composite forming analysis from the User Process, and post process the results in HyperView.


Benefits of the User Process

Create unique forming processes and save them as templates that you can re-apply with minimal or no input.
Include any number of tools.
Change the orientation of the tools.
Tool kinematics are unrestricted to conventional forming types such as Single- or Double-Action Draw.
The model setup is captured in the Auto Process and loaded into the User Process from the model definition.


expand-green-10Step 1: Load the File
1.Create a working directory.
2.Copy the file, forming_userprocess.hf, into your working directory.

Note: The model files for this tutorial are located in the file in the subdirectory \hf\Incremental\. See Accessing Model Files.

3.From the File menu, select Open.
4.Browse to the file, forming_userprocess.hf, and click Open.


expand-green-10Step 2: Define Process Parameters
1.From the tree in the User Process browser, right-click Process Type, and then select Forming > Single Action.


The options for a single-action process appear. In the tree, Under Settings, adjust the settings as follows:

2.Right-click Blank Type, and then select Composite.
3.Under Blank Type, right-click Blank Config, and then select Sandwich.
4.Right-click Symmetry, and then select no.
5.Under Animation: Count, click Count 10, click the value 10, change the value to 15, and then press Enter.
6.For Draw direction, keep the default: Z.
7.For Motion Mode, keep the default: Velocity.
8.For Memory Mode, keep the default: Automatic.
9.Right-click Adaptivity, and then select On.


expand-green-10Step 3: Set Up the Blank Parameters
1.Under Blanks, right-click Blank, and then select Add Ply. Repeat until you have four plies.
2.For Ply 1, Ply 2, Ply 3, and Ply 4, click Thickness: 1.0, click the value 1.0, change the value to 0.5, and then press Enter.
3.For Ply 2 and Ply 4, click Angle: 0.0, click the value 0.0, change the value to 45, and then press Enter.
4.From the top of the tree, right-click Process: Single Action, and then select Run.


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