Published in Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering Vol. 11 (2), pp. 137-148, 1995
A fixed‐mesh method for the analysis of transient forming processes is presented. The mesh covers material regions and zones through which the material may flow. These last zones are identified by a pseudomaterial with relatively small physical parameters. During time processing, the interface between both materials is followed by an arbitrary Lagrangian mesh. This technique appears to be suitable for the treatment of moving surfaces with sharp corners. A particular boundary condition for the Navier‐Stokes equations is also introduced in order to model a porous wall.