In this paper, material processing simulation is carried out using a meshfree method. With the use of a meshfree method, the domain of the workpiece is discretized by a set of particles without using a structured mesh to avoid mesh distortion difficulties which occurred during the course of large plastic deformation. The proposed meshfree method is formulated for rigid-plastic material. This approach uses the flow formulation based on the assumption that elastic effects are insignificant in the metal forming operation. In the rigid-plastic analysis, the main variable of the problem becomes flow velocity rather than displacement. A numerical example is solved to validate the proposed method.
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