Ductile Fracture in Metal Forming: A Review of Selected Issues


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The paper reviews several theoretical and experimental methods for the assessment of ductile fracture criteria and for their application to the fracture prediction in metal forming processes. In particular, distinguished features of two widely used ductile fracture criteria are demonstrated in the case of free surface fracture. Conventional empirical ductile fracture criteria are not compatible with behaviour of plastic solutions in the vicinity of maximum friction surfaces. An approach to overcome this difficulty is discussed. Finally, a theoretical/experimental method to reveal a possible effect of geometric singularities on the applicability of ductile fracture criteria is reviewed.



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Robert V. Goldstein, Dr. Yeong-Maw Hwang, Yeau Ren Jeng and Cho-Pei Jiang




S. Alexandrov and E. Lyamina, "Ductile Fracture in Metal Forming: A Review of Selected Issues", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 528, pp. 1-11, 2013

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November 2012




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