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Advanced Simulation Techniques in Metal Forming I (MB-61)


We will start providing course material for “Advanced Simulation Techniques in Metal Forming I” on April 6th in the Moodle online class.

Even though the semester start will be postponed due to the outbreak of the corona virus, we aim at providing course material starting on April 6th. It will be done in the form of digital content and modern methods, e.g. digital lecture notes, screen casts, an online forum for discussion, etc.

Note that these announcements are made based upon the current situation, and that these arrangement may be subject to change based on new developments. At the moment, for instance, we do not know if and how examinations will take place. Please check this website and the Moodle class for updates.

The entire class will be organized and provided on Moodle by the name “Advanced Simulation Techniques in Metal Forming I”. Joining the Moodle class is obligatory. You will receive the password automatically by sending an e-mail to from your TU-Dortmund account (only ...@tu-dortmund.de, not ...@udo.edu) until April 24th, using the subject: Signup Moodle Advanced Simulation Techniques in Metal Forming


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

Lectures (SS 2020)

Lecturer Date Location
SS 2020

Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Bartel


Dr.-Ing. Patrick Kurzeja

Tuesday, 02. April 2019
10:00 - 11:30

see the Moodle class online until further notice

MB 1 building, Room 165

Tutorials (SS 2020)

Date Location

SS 2020

Friday, 26. April 2019
14:15 - 15:45

see the Moodle class online until further notice

 MB 1 building, Room 165


  • 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

Additional Literature (Tensor Algebra)


Information about the exam will be provided as soon as the situation (due to the outbreak of coronavirus) allows it.