The application of finite element analysis has been presented in multiscale metal forming process. A 3D finite element method (FEM) has first been proposed to analyze the deformation mechanism of thin strip cold rolling with the consideration of friction variation in deformation zone. The crystal plasticity finite element method (CPFEM) is applied on the simulation of surface asperity flattening in the uniaxial planar compressing process. 3D Voronoi tessellation and frictional modeling have been applied in microforming processes. All simulation results from the proposed modeling have been validated by the related experimental results.
Part of the book: Finite Element Method