Shell: Wrinkling+Edge Crack

Amazing simulation analysis of a heat shild with massive wrinkling!

Producing heat shields for example for covering the exhaust system in a car is extremely demanding. Due to very small sheet thicknesses and low holding forces wrinkling is unavoidable, but wrinkles need to be in strictly controlled positions.

Stampack Xpress Shell technology predicts:

✔  Wrinkles physically as in the real world

✔  Feasibility and thinning areas

In this example (thickness 0.5mm) we successfully predict an edge crack at the very end of the forming operation!