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Simulation of bending processes with FORGE®

This example presents a complex bending operation of a thick tube. The steel tube is heated locally via induction in order to facilitate its deformation. During heating, metallurgical changes occur. The calculation makes it possible to estimate the efforts required for this process and to predict the local thicknesses of the tube after bending.

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Simulation of bending a tube with local heating via induction

 

Competitive features

  • The possibility to consider a local source of heat representing heating via induction
  • Taking the behavior of the steel fully into account by considering:
  • The precise description of the kinematics of the tooling

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