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Line heating is an important plate bending process that has been adopted in shipyards for more than 60 years. This paper presents the results of a numerical and experimental study on the residual deformation and stress distribution in the plate forming process using the line heating method. In this paper, a finite element model was used to simulate the heating process, and the model was validated using experimental results. The model was then used to analyze the deformation and stress distributions in the heating and non-heating region. The impact of line heating and sequence of heating on both sides of a steel plate was discussed. The findings of the study show that the compression stress generated help to increase the shrinkage of line heating process. This study presents a valuable reference for similar thermal process.