Modern Formability: Measurement, Analysis and Applications
This important new book provides advanced methods and skills, including circle grid analysis and finite element analysis, to enhance formability measurement and analysis. Its technical foundation includes metallurgy, engineering mechanics (plasticity), and forming die surface and die component kinematics, and it studies broad stamping defects that are affected by multiple variables in stamping engineering and production. Throughout, emphasis is on defects severity measurement and analysis versus stamping variables, and special features include deformation characterization of stampings; structuralization of deformation fields; measurement of formability indexes; establishment of stamping process windows; and applications of the control principles of metal flow technology. Applications for the automobile industry are highlighted throughout, and featured in a chapter dedicated to the subject.