Structural Mechanics - Roll Forming Convergence Issues (Sheet Metal Forming)

  • Last Post 15 May 2020
ltruong posted this 15 April 2020

Hi all,

I am trying to simulate a sheet metal forming using several rollers. The setup is a nonlinear problem with sheet metal of 2.54cm thick structural steel with plastic hardening, while the rollers are rigid bodies.


Can anyone kindly show me the errors within my model?

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muneebvohra posted this 14 May 2020

I am also having the same problem. Were you able to solve it?

mrife posted this 15 May 2020


Check the solution information...what was not converging?  The force was, but what was not?  Knowing that will point you in a direction for troubleshooting.

ltruong posted this 15 May 2020

Well, I've made several iterations since this model and have made some progress. However, my question is, would this static structural be capable of what I'm trying to achieve which is linear translation of a piece of metal which goes through several rollers creating a particular profile? There are other softwares like Ubeco Profil and Copra RF but they are out of my budget and mainly for enterprise purposes. But I'm just doing this for research so I'm using the ANSYS academic version. What I'm trying to examine is the residual stress that is formed in the bending region. I hope this could help.

saifali posted this 15 May 2020

Can you explain how you solved the problems you encountered or uploaded the complete file to them