Tudor E. MORAR, Gheorghe ACHIMAŞ, Florin MOCEAN, Sorin ACHIMAŞ


Finite element method (FEM) is currently the most used method for numeric analysis of engineering problems. FEM has the following advantages: flexibility; possibility to model bodies not homogenous as regards their physical properties; easy implementation into general calculation programs etc. The software market currently provides several calculation programs using finite element method to solve problems related to plastic deformation of metal sheets and parts. These programs are used to address the following issues: reduce time to devise plastic deformation technologies; reduce products manufacturing costs; increase quality of products manufactured by plastic deformation.

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