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Metal Forming
Mechanics and Metallurgy

4th Edition


  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107670969
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  • This book helps the engineer understand the principles of metal forming and analyze forming problems - both the mechanics of forming processes and how the properties of metals interact with the processes. In this fourth edition, an entire chapter has been devoted to forming limit diagrams and various aspects of stamping and another on other sheet forming operations. Sheet testing is covered in a separate chapter. Coverage of sheet metal properties has been expanded. Interesting end-of-chapter notes have been added throughout, as well as references. More than 200 end-of-chapter problems are also included.

    • A thorough treatment of forming limit diagrams, including stress-based diagrams
    • Combines treatment of mechanics and materials, especially advanced steel and aluminium alloy sheet
    • Examines effect of deformation-zone geometry on bulk processes
    • Contains 205 exercises and numerous examples
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    19th Feb 2016 by GME

    It is really helpful for advanced concepts of strss, strain, plasticity, deformation and torsion.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107670969
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 384 b/w illus. 212 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Stress and strain
    2. Plasticity
    3. Strain hardening
    4. Plastic instability
    5. Temperature and strain-rate dependence
    6. Work balance
    7. Slab analysis and friction
    8. Friction and lubrication
    9. Upper-bound analysis
    10. Slip-line field analysis
    11. Deformation zone geometry
    12. Formability
    13. Bending
    14. Plastic anisotropy
    15. Cupping, redrawing and ironing
    16. Forming limit diagrams
    17. Stamping
    18. Hydroforming
    19. Other sheet forming operations
    20. Formability tests
    21. Sheet metal properties.

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    Metal Forming

    William F. Hosford, Robert M. Caddell

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    William F. Hosford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    William F. Hosford is a Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Professor Hosford is the author of more than 80 technical articles and numerous books, including The Mechanics of Crystals and Textured Polycrystals; Physical Metallurgy; Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 2nd edition; Materials Science: An Intermediate Text; Materials for Engineers and Reporting Results (with David VanAken).

    Robert M. Caddell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Robert M. Caddell was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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