Numerical simulation for fine-blanking-a new approach

Luen Chow Chan, Y. C. Leung, T. C. Lee, J. P. Fan, Chak Yin Tang

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This paper presents the numerical simulation of fine-blanking using the large deformation elasto-plastic finite element method (FEM). In this simulation, the finite element mesh is re-zoned when severe element distortion occurs, in order to facilitate further computation and avoid divergence. The finite element software, ABAQUS/Standard PC version 5.8, is used. The updated Lagrangian formulation is adopted and the standard stiffness matrix and the initial stiffness matrix are presented. A precise description of the fine-blanking boundary conditions is essential to achieve a correct simulation result. Therefore, the fine-blanking process is considered as a contact problem and the corner radii of punch and die are taken into account. This study is one of the first attempts to simulate the complete fine-blanking process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2004


  • Fine-blanking
  • Finite element method
  • Large deformation
  • Rezoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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