Micro/Meso Scale Metallic Sheet Forming Process Analysis Based on the Strain Gradient Plasticity Theory
Increasing demands for miniature metallic parts have driven the application of micro/meso forming process in various industries. The present study focuses on the size effect which appears in the micro/meso scale sheet forming process. Micro/meso scale stamping experiments and finite element simulations incorporating the CMSG plasticity theory are conducted, respectively. It is found that the numerical simulation results, with strain gradient and strain gradient path taken into account, match the experimental results better than those of conventional simulation method.
Yi Tan and Dongying Ju
P. Hu et al., "Micro/Meso Scale Metallic Sheet Forming Process Analysis Based on the Strain Gradient Plasticity Theory", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 675-677, pp. 991-994, 2011