Adam Opel AG introduces new design strategy with help from ESI PAM-STAMP
This project was a major success due to the close collaboration between Opel, Thyssen Krupp System Engineering and ESI. It helped us predict and control the distortions, resulting in an efficient compensation of stamped parts using Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). We were able to tackle the challenges related to the model’s geometry and its use within an intensive context, such as optimization
Due to new regulations for admissible CO2 emissions, the automotive industry must come up with innovative solutions to produce lightweight vehicles requiring less fuel consumption while maintaining, and preferably improving, occupant safety levels. Replacing existing steel grades with thinner Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) grades is a promising alternative but requires new ways to control their susceptibility to springback and twisting during forming.
Nowadays, one of the biggest challenges facing the world’s population is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emission and thereby reduce climate change. The transportation industry, being one of the major contributors of CO2 emission, is under constant pressure to drastically reduce the amount of CO2 emission of each vehicle. One way to achieve this goal is to reduce the overall weight of a vehicle by using lightweight materials or producing components with thinner materials. Regardless of the solution, occupant safety levels should be maintained or, better yet, improved. Read more.
By using ESI PAM-STAMP simulation solution, Adam Opel AG is able to accurately predict, at a very early stage, final product distortions when using thin Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) grades. Sound decisions can be made to improve the final shape of the stamped part and the robustness of the entire manufacturing process.