Cold roll forming is a process for plastic deformation, which allows realizing profiles, with a defined section and established length, from the plastic deformation of a metal sheet. The sheet is induced to cross several stands of rolls, arranged along the same axis of advancing. The rolls induce plastic deformation in the sheet and then lead it to the desired geometric configuration. In order to control the geometric parameters of the plate during the profiling, it was created a FEM model to simulate the final stage of the technological process, developed by an industrial production line of a company located in Naples (Italy), that sells tubes with several cross sections. In this phase, the semi-finished product, having a circular cross section, is forced to cross through four stands of rolls. In this way, it changes the geometric condition of the cross section from circular to square. The model was carried out using a non-linear calculation code, which allows analyzing the parameters of interest in the different process steps. The results, obtained numerically, were compared with the experimental ones through the measurement of five specimens, obtained directly from technological process. The values of percentage deviation, regarding the external dimension and the thickness, for each step of advancement, do not exceed the 3% of error. Then, the analysis results denote the capability to simulate the cold roll forming process using finite element method.

Validation of a FEM Model for the Simulation of the Cold Roll Forming Process

FORMISANO, ANTONIO
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MEMOLA CAPECE MINUTOLO, FABRIZIO;CARAVIELLO, ANTONIO;CARRINO, LUIGI;DURANTE, MASSIMO;LANGELLA, ANTONIO
2015

Abstract

Cold roll forming is a process for plastic deformation, which allows realizing profiles, with a defined section and established length, from the plastic deformation of a metal sheet. The sheet is induced to cross several stands of rolls, arranged along the same axis of advancing. The rolls induce plastic deformation in the sheet and then lead it to the desired geometric configuration. In order to control the geometric parameters of the plate during the profiling, it was created a FEM model to simulate the final stage of the technological process, developed by an industrial production line of a company located in Naples (Italy), that sells tubes with several cross sections. In this phase, the semi-finished product, having a circular cross section, is forced to cross through four stands of rolls. In this way, it changes the geometric condition of the cross section from circular to square. The model was carried out using a non-linear calculation code, which allows analyzing the parameters of interest in the different process steps. The results, obtained numerically, were compared with the experimental ones through the measurement of five specimens, obtained directly from technological process. The values of percentage deviation, regarding the external dimension and the thickness, for each step of advancement, do not exceed the 3% of error. Then, the analysis results denote the capability to simulate the cold roll forming process using finite element method.
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