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Numerical modelling of cold recycling of sheet metals

About This PhD Project

Project Description

This research focuses on assessment of cold recyclability of sheet metal products using numerical simulation and Finite Element simulation along with experimentation. It is intended to study sheet metal processes to address re-formability of the material and assess the possibility of cold re-
manufacturing avoiding the melting process in basic recycling as melting metals requires substantial amount of energy. This research will investigate the possibility of avoiding melting and improve cost, time and energy efficiency of metal recycling.

This analysis system works downstream the FEA and acts as a post
processing mean that focuses on the re-formability and re-manufactureability of the material. The heart of this system is the series of calculations based on the residual formability technique which is studied and developed in this research.

Links to find out more

Javad Falsafi, Emrah Demirci, Vadim V. Silberschmidt, Computational assessment of residual formability in sheet metal forming processes for sustainable recycling, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Volume 119, 2016, Pages 187-196, ISSN 0020-7403,

Javad Falsafi, Emrah Demirci, Micro-indentation based study on steel sheet degradation through forming and flattening: Toward a predictive model to assess cold recyclability, Materials & Design, Volume 109, 2016, Pages 456-465, ISSN 0264-1275,

Entry requirements

- Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering
- Experienced in computational solid mechanics, metal forming and nonlinear finite element analysis

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name select Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Please quote this reference number to : EDUF2019

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