, Volume 47, Issue 6, pp 22–25 | Cite as

A three-step approach to designing a metal-forming process

  • Jay S. Gunasekera
  • Amer F. Ali
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This paper presents a hierarchical design and analysis approach for the design of metal-forming processes. The methodology entails a three-step design process comprising conceptual design, preliminary design, and final design. The conceptual design stage is based on methodologies such as axiomatic design and is followed by a preliminary design that is accomplished through simplified forming models and design confirmation using more accurate finite-element methods. This methodology provides a scientific approach to design and analysis and considerably reduces the time and effort necessary to achieve a workable solution.


Preliminary Design Final Design Axiomatic Design Conceptual Design Stage Slab Method 
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© TMS 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay S. Gunasekera
    • 1
  • Amer F. Ali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringOhio University in AthensOhioUSA
  2. 2.Carrier Corporation in SyracuseNew YorkUSA

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