Finite Element Analysis of Deep Drawing and Ironing Process in the Steel D & I Canmaking

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    • NAM Jaebok
    • Sheet Products and Process Research Group, Technical Research Labs., Pohang Iron and Steel Co.Ltd.
    • HAN Kyung Seop
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science & Technology


The bodymaking of D & I can consists of a deep drawing process, a redrawing process and a multi-stage wall ironing process. From the viewpoint of mechanics, it can be classified into a complicated high-speed forming process, including nonlinear and coupled thermal-mechanical contact problem. In this study, an axisymmetric non-isothermal finite element analysis using the FEA code ABAQUS has been conducted to analyze the continuous steel D & I canmaking process from deep drawing to three stages of wall ironing. Information on punch load histories, stress/strain distributions and temperature increases are obtained from the analysis. To compare the results from the FE analysis, canmaking experiments utilizing a pilot canmaking line are also carried out. The material considered is a tinplate, a type of low carbon steel for the commercial production of steel D & I can.


  • Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan  

    Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan 40(12), 1223-1229, 2000-12-15 

    The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan

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