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Advanced Simulation Methods in Metal Forming I


  • The exam will take place on Saturday, 04th August at 10:00am in MB1-R165. If you want to participate in the exam please send an email to tillmann.wiegold@tu-dortmund.de. Last day for your registration is Saturday, 28th July.


The Finite Element Method (FEM) is one of the most widespread calculation methods in modern engineering. In particular, the FEM is used for the modelling and simulation of manufacturing processes such as metal forming. Extended in terms of appropriate material models, these simulations provide deeper understanding of the effect of the underlying process parameters on the material and structural properties of the final workpiece. As a consequence, such computer simulations facilitate the improvement of processes in order to obtain workpieces with desired or improved properties.

The lectures focus on the following topics:

  • Nonlinear phenomena
  • Basics of continuum mechanics
  • Material models
  • Basics of the Finite Element Method
  • Hyper-(in)elasticity vs. Hypo-(in)elasticity
  • Specific structural finite elements
  • Contact problems


Semester Lecturer Date Location
SS 2018 Jun. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sandra Klinge Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30 MB 1 building, Room 165


Semester Instructor Date Location
SS 2018

Tillmann Wiegold, M. Sc.

Joshua Grodotzki, M. Sc.

Friday, 14:15 - 15:45

MB 1 building,

Room 163 (CIP-Pool)


  • P. Wriggers: Nonlinear Finite Element Methods, Springer, 2008
  • J. Bonet, R.D. Wood: Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis, Cambridge, 2008
  • T. Belytschko, W.K. Liu, B. Moran: Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures
  • G. A. Holzapfel: Nonlinear Solid Mechanics: A Continuum Approach for Engineering, Wiley, 2000


The exam is in the written form with a processing time of 60 minutes. No auxiliaries are permitted except for a pocket calculator.

The exam consists of three parts:

  • Theoretical questions to the lectures
  • Calculations to the exercises
  • Problems to Abaqus

In order to be well prepared for the exam, we provide a collection of questions and exercises here:
Exercises for exam preparation