Title FEM FORGING – Continuous Training of Specialists on Design and Optimization of hot, warm and cold FORGING processes using FEM simulation technologies
Project Number 2012-1-ES1-LEO05-48343
Product R06_Basic course in specialization in design and optimization of cold, warm and hot forging using FEM simulation technologies
Title R06_Basic course in specialization in design and optimization of cold, warm and hot forging using FEM simulation technologies
Product Type teaching material
The course presents some tutorials related to the design of a forging process via computer simulation. Use is made of real forging problems and users are provided with sufficient information to carry out their own forging simulations and explore different strategies. Their different processes and difficulties will be discussed and a process methodology for the same component will be presented.
The course is aimed at helping attendees in general forging design simulation and the strategy of obtaining the best process design. It will not focus on any software in particular and will not help with the use of any software.
The didactic material consists in tutorials to solve the study cases presented in R5. When resolving the study cases the users must face different forging issues and they must choose the way to solve the problem using numerical simulation.
Using the training methodology Problem Based Learning (PBL), the didactic contents are presented as theoretical explanations for the resolution of the study cases, following the logics of the process. They are produced
making the flexible consultation easy, in accordance with the different interests and circumstances of the target groups.
For the basis level 3 tutorials are available.
1.1 FIXED GEAR (Basic)
1.2 RADIATOR VALVE (Basic)
1.3 UPSETTING OF TUBULAR COMPONENT (Basic)
The parts chosen for each tutorial are studied considering various alternative forging processes, analyzing the possibilities of each track using finite element simulation. There will be different trees or branches according to the similarity between the studied alternatives.
The basic level is given by the knowledge and skills needed to set up the simulations and to interpret the results for this cases.
The forging issues faced in the basic level are: Material flow, Material saving, Folds and press load.
The courses not only are available in pdf and ppt format but also it is possible to follow them via elearning. ExeLearning has been used to built the tutorials to its use by self study methodology.
These tutorials are available in 5 languages, including Basque.
Forging industry, Technicians from forging companies.
Forging educational community,
PhD Students related with mechanical manufacturing and numerical analysis
VET Educational Centres
Forging R&D community
Public bodies, authorities and administrations acting in VET qualification systems
Enterprises evaluating work-force's skills.
Individuals to assessing competences with a clear rationale to identifying development needs and training
Individuals to improved internal /external mobility and employability
Numerical analysis software software vendors
Result The Basic course has been developed in a PDF file that compiles different tutorials.
Area of application
VET Centres providing training in Mechanical Manufaturing
Educational Centres providing training in Forging Engineering
Educational Public Administrations and organisms responsible of recognition and certification of Vocational Training.