Metal stamping is a process where rigid dies are pressed into a metal piece. It is typically used for punching, blanking, embossing, etc. In this exercise, we will investigate what happens when a steel die is inadvertently pushed into an aluminum piece by 0.1 mm. The objective of the simulation is to calculate the force required to make such an indentation (Step 1) and to study the results upon unloading (Step 2).
The die and piece are very long in the out-of-plane direction, so 2D plane strain will be assumed for this exercise, and the geometry is shown below:
Follow instructions to set up the simulation and get results BEFORE starting the quiz. Download the instructions and necessary simulation files from here.
Note: The Expected Completion Time for this quiz is 20 mins but, the Maximum Available Time to complete the quiz is 45 mins.