Hi all. I am building a machine to deform sheet metal into corrugations. I have attached an image that I got off a presentation from MIT's website. In the example, they provide a formula for the creation of a single indentation.
I edited the image to give you an idea of the shape I am going for. It is essentially a "W" shape after pressing.
I do not know how to apply the formula to my design. Is it the same amount of force that I would require? Double the force or even triple the force. My gut feel is that it should be somewhere between the same and double the force.
Any help would be appreciated.
Kind regards Stefan