Ductile Fracture in Metal Forming - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128147726

Ductile Fracture in Metal Forming

1st Edition

Modeling and Simulation

Authors: Kazutake Komori
Paperback ISBN: 9780128147726
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 200
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Ductile Fracture in Metal Forming provides an approach to micromechanical ductile fracture prediction which is applicable to all metal-forming processes. It also examines, in detail, our current understanding of the mechanics and physics of ductile fracture in metal-forming processes. Starting with an overview of different ductile fracture scenarios, this book goes on to explain modeling techniques that predict a range of mechanical phenomena that can lead to ductile fracture. The particular challenges in creating micromechanical models are addressed, as are methods of applying these models to several common metal-forming processes.

Key Features

  • Explains innovative micromechanical modeling techniques for a variety of material behaviors
  • Examines how these models can be applied to metal forming processes in practice, including blanking, arrowed cracks in drawing, and surface cracks in upset forging
  • Provides a thorough examination of both macroscopic and microscopic ductile fracture theory


Researchers working in mechanics of materials, metal forming, mechanical metallurgy, and plasticity. Engineers in R&D in industries involving metal forming such as manufacturing, aerospace, automotive

Table of Contents

1. Macroscopic ductile fracture phenomena
2. Macroscopic ductile fracture criteria
A. Microscopic ductile fracture phenomena
B. Microscopic ductile fracture criteria
3. Micromechanical modelling using an ellipsoidal void model (Author’s model)
4. Simulation results using an ellipsoidal void model (Author’s model)


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About the Author

Kazutake Komori

Kazutake Komori is a professor at the Department of Integrated Mechanical Engineering, Daido University, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, in 1981 and obtained his doctorate for his research on the numerical simulation of three-dimensional rolling from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1990. His research is focused on the numerical modeling of various phenomena that appear in the metal-forming processes and numerical modeling of ductile fracture behavior. He is the first author of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers. In addition, he is the recipient of the JSTP Medal for Scientific Achievement from the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity and the Scientific Achievement Commemorative Prize from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Integrated Mechanical Engineering, Daido University, Japan

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