Czech Republic, Ostrava-Poruba

Mathematical and Physical Modeling of Metal Forming Processes

when 17 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 480

The International Summer School course Mathematical and Physical Modeling of Forming Processes is a 5-day intensive course intended for those who have studied hot and cold bulk forming processes (rolling, forging and wire drawing) during their studies. Through attractive interconnected laboratory tasks, it presents the key steps of preparing, carrying out and evaluating physical and mathematical simulations of bulk forming. While the physical modelling of hot rolling of steel will be conducted in laboratory rolling mills, the participants will also learn about other equipment used in modelling of forming processes (e.g. the Gleeble plastometer). They will also be able to explore mathematical modelling using the FORGE 3D software.

Each day is divided into key lectures, demonstrations in the lab and basic work in the computer room. Courses are planned from 9:00 to 16:00 with two short breaks and a lunch break.


- Modelling of forming processes: summary of the fields of application
- Finite element method: a problem-oriented engineering approach, involving:
- Selection of mesh density,
- Definition of initial and boundary conditions,
- Selection of output formats,
- Verification of results, and others.
- Physical modelling in the forging and rolling laboratory
- Mathematical modelling in the FORGE 3D program
- Field trip (the Lower Area of Vitkovice, rolling mill (ArcelorMittal or Trinec Steelworks).

Course leader

Assoc. Prof. Richard Fabík - lectures and researches in the field of hot and cold rolling, wire drawing and heat treatment of steels, the study of structure-forming processes, mathematical modeling of forming processes and heat treatment processes.

Target group

Designed for students in the fields of metallurgy, materials science and mechanical engineering.

Fee info

EUR 480: Fee includes accommodation in Dormitory Halls of VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava and European style breakfast.