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Swage geometry?


Swage geometry?

Is there a way to simulate a riveting or swaging operation in Pro/E?

I know of the warp tool, but as far as I can see it can not simulate a force, force area or material type.

Can mechanica simulate such a thing? I need to define a column, material, force applied, distance traveled and geometry of contact are of swaging tool. Any ideas?

How much will this wall roll over when a force over a distance is applied?

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Jamie Schmehl
Tool Designer
Synthes USA - West Chester, PA

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I don't think a program like mechanica will help, because you need to
yield the material and plastically deform it. I think that if you have
a non-linear solver, you can model the material in a way to be useful.
Otherwise you may need dedicated forming software like FORGE 3, or

Christopher F. Gosnell

FPD Company

124 Hidden Valley Road

McMurray, PA 15317


As an FYI Mechanica can solve non linear problems. See below;