Edge-cracking prediction of the upper part of a B pillar component
Edge-cracking is one of the drawbacks of the automotive industry, a phenomenon including cut-outs in automotive inner panels, hub-holes, or hidden joints. It compromises part quality because it cannot be predicted from the part design stage and cracks could appear in part production when cutting parameters or coil properties change. CRF needed to predict the edge-cracking phenomena more accurately than using current commercial code/cards.
FormPlanet test bed solution
The use of FormPlanet advanced methodologies to determine edge-cracking and stretch-flangeability allowed the company to determine the crack in a simulation virtual tool to be able to predict edge-cracking and reduce costs during automotive components development phases.