COPRA FEA RF is used to simulate the roll forming operation by non-linear elastoplastic calculation.
In the past roll forming used to be treated as a "black art". Difficulties such as appearing faults and problems in setting up new roll sets on the mill were not uncommon. In a trial & error approach one had to produce a whole roll set and do the machine set-up in order to find potential weaknesses in the rollforming process - a costly and time-consuming approach causing undesired machine down-times.
With over 20 years of FEA simulation experience in research and industry our specialists have contributed to the COPRA FEA RF continuous improvement. The target of the new 2020 version is to:
- Increase number of post-processing possibilities
- Improve the usability of the automatic report feature
- Enhance overall performance of the software in regard to its speed
data M has been aware of this problem from an early stage and has concentrated their efforts into developing a simulation program to overcome these problems. It is now possible to predict the practical results with high accuracy with COPRA RollForm Simulation Technology.
Non-linear Finite Element Analysis
With the COPRA FEA RF module data M continues to supply highly efficient software packages tailored to the roll forming industry´s needs. The program imports data directly from COPRA RF and it provides essential information about forces, torques, stresses, strains and a 3D-visualization of the final product showing possible later deformations. As a matter of fact, this module can be regarded as a "virtual roll forming mill" that allows the user to try out new roll sets even before the actual manufacturing process.
COPRA FEA RF can be operated easily and runs on any personal computer. It does not require any time-consuming pre-processing or difficult post-processings. It is tailored to the roll former´s needs - as are all of data M COPRA RF products.