Published in Journal of Materials Processing Technology Vol. 50 (1-4), pp. 17-38, 1995
This paper describes the objectives and current status of the research project NUMISTAMP currently under development at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering of (CIMNE) located in Barcelona, Spain. The aim of this project is the assesment of different finite element models for simulation of sheet stamping processes. The models currently analyzed include: quasistatic viscoplastic flow and elastoplastic solid models and explicit dynamic models. Both shell and continuum elements are considered in most of these cases. The paper presents an overview of the basic features of the different models. Examples of application including some benchmark test cases proposed at NUMISHEET are also presented.