Upon successful completion of this course the students:
• Will know the basics of the theory of plasticity, the yield criteria and the methodology to apply them in metal forming processes.
• Will know the wide range of metal forming processes used in industrial applications, their capabilities, as well as the equipment used.
• Will know the principles of each metal forming process and be able to make a mathematical / physical description of the process applying an analytical method, to calculate characteristic parameters and determine the forces applied and the power required for performing the metal forming process.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Mechanics of material plastic deformation. Plastic flow criteria. Standardized mechanical tests to determine characteristic deformation properties of metals. Temperature influence on deformation processes. Effect of material anisotropy on plastic deformation. Classification of deformation processes. Forging, rolling, extrusion. Sheet metal forming. Mechanic and technology of deep drawing. Punching and bending.