Automotive components, aerospace components, utensils, and many other products are manufactured by a forming/drawing process on press machines of very thin sheet metal, 0.8 to 1.2 mm. It is imperative to study the effect of all involved parameters on output of the manufacturing process. This book offers the reader application and suitability of various evolutionary, swarm, and bioinspired optimization algorithms for sheet metal forming process. The objectives achieved in optimization would be thinning minimization, fracture minimization, and wrinkle minimization.The results included are obtained and validated by experimentation.
Dr. Ganesh M. Kakandikar
Dr. Ganesh Kakandikar is presently working as Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Kothrud, Pune. He has completed his Ph.D. from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. He has total 19 years of teaching experience. His area of expertise are Sheet Metal Forming, Optimization Technique and CAD/CAM/CAE. He has 55 National and International publications. He has Authored three International books.
Dr. Vilas M. Nandedkar
Dr. Vilas M. Nandedkar is presently working as Professor in Department of Production Engineering at S.G.G.S. Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nanded, India. He has completed his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay. His areas of interest are Robotics, Sheet Metal Forming and Technology Management. He has authored two International books. He has 150 National and International publications.