Apparatus and method for simulating machining and other forming operations
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Madhavan, Viswanathan, inventor. Wichita State University, assignee. Apparatus and method for simulating machining and other forming operations. United States patent U.S. 9,934,339. 2018, Apr. 3.
A method includes obtaining information associated with a forming operation involving a manufacturing machine having a tool that contacts material. The method also includes simulating deformation of the material based on the information. Simulating the deformation of the material includes using discontinuity layout optimization to evaluate combinations of shear planes within an initial structure of the material, predict a mode of deformation comprising one or more of the shear planes along which the initial structure of the material will likely deform, and calculate a deformed shape of the material after an increment of deformation along the predicted mode of deformation. Simulating the deformation of the material also includes repeating the discontinuity layout optimization with the deformed shape of the material as the initial structure.
WSU inventor: Viswanathan Madhavan, Dept. of Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering
Application No: 14/461,164 filed Aug. 15, 2014. Patent No: U.S. 9,934,339 granted Apr. 3, 2018