Coupled Simulation of the Fluid Flow and Conjugate Heat Transfer in Press Hardening Processes

This presentation describes the coupled simulation of the flow through the cooling passages and the temperature distribution in blank, tool and fluid in a complete forming cycle. A completely shaped blank is used just from the beginning of the simulation. The distribution of the heat transfer coefficient along the contact surface between blank and tool is determined beforehand through a thermal- mechanical forming simulation, which is not part of this presentation.