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Simulation techniques for process modeling

Numerical simulation of extremely non-linear problems has been for a while at the forefront of research in computational mechanics. In more than twenty years tremendous progresses have already been accomplished. Simulations you could hardly dream of two decades ago are now part of the daily routine of hundreds of engineers and scientists. 

Simultaneously, the use of large scale computing took a more and more important place in engineering offices of many industries. Numerical simulation contributes in a very significant way to the reduction of both the production costs and the “time-to-market” during the development of new products. Some large companies even declare that “if you cannot simulate it, we don’t even try to realize it”.

However, although huge progresses have already been accomplished, manufacturing processes are so complex that there is still a very large room for improvement.The goal of this special issue is to present some cutting-edge contributions in the numerical simulation of manufacturing processes ranging from microscopic to macroscopic aspects and bridging the scales to better model, capture and simulate the various involved phenomena that take place during manufacturing processes.

Guest editors: Prof. Stefanie Reese, Aachen University
                          Prof. Ton van den Boogaard, University of Twente


  1. Research article

    On the use of model order reduction for simulating automated fibre placement processes

    Automated fibre placement (AFP) is an incipient manufacturing process for composite structures. Despite its conceptual simplicity it involves many complexities related to the necessity of melting the thermopla...

    Nicolas Bur, Pierre Joyot, Chady Ghnatios, Pierre Villon, Elías Cueto and Francisco Chinesta

    Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences 2016 3:4

    Published on: 5 March 2016

  2. Research Article

    3D numerical models using a fluid or a solid formulation of FSW processes with a non-cylindrical pin

    Friction stir welding process is a relatively recent welding process (patented in 1991). FSW is a solid-state joining process during which materials to be joined are not melted. During the FSW process, the beh...

    Philippe Bussetta, Narges Dialami, Michele Chiumenti, Carlos Agelet de Saracibar, Miguel Cervera, Romain Boman and Jean-Philippe Ponthot

    Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences 2015 2:27

    Published on: 18 November 2015

  3. Research article

    An upwind least square formulation for free surfaces calculation of viscoplastic steady-state metal forming problems

    Despite using very large parallel computers, numerical simulation of some forming processes such as multi-pass rolling, extrusion or wire drawing, need long computation time due to the very large number of tim...

    Ugo Ripert, Lionel Fourment and Jean-Loup Chenot

    Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences 2015 2:15

    Published on: 14 July 2015