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