Ductility and Formability of Metals

Ductility and Formability of Metals

A Metallurgical Engineering Perspective

1st Edition - April 1, 2023

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  • Author: Giovanni Straffelini
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992039

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Ductility and Formability of Metals: A Metallurgical Engineering Perspective uses metallurgical, mechanical, and physical principles and concepts to explain ductility while emphasizing the influence of material microstructure on damage mechanisms. Focusing on steel, aluminum, copper, titanium, and magnesium alloys, the book examines the strain hardening behaviors of these metals and alloys, the influence of strain rate and temperature, and ductile fracture mechanics. Hot plastic deformation is covered with special consideration given to its interplay with recrystallization phenomena. Other phenomena such as Dynamic Strain Ageing (DSA) and Adiabatic Shear Banding (ASB) are discussed, and metal working applications such as forging, extrusion, and machining are included throughout. Methods for control of ductile cracks in metal parts resulting from rolling, forging, extrusion, drawing, and sheet metal forming are outlined as well.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview on the plastic deformation behavior and ductile fracture of steel, aluminum, copper, titanium, and magnesium alloys
  • Illustrates the influence of microstructure on yield behavior, strain hardening of metals, and the influence of strain rate and temperature
  • Covers the role of the strain hardening coefficient (n), strain rate index (m), Dynamic Strain Ageing (DSA), and Adiabatic Shear Banding (ASB)
  • Metalworking applications are provided throughout, including forging, rolling, extrusion, wire drawing, sheet metal forming, and machining


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Onset of Yielding in Metals
    2. Strain Hardening of Metals
    3. Plastic Deformation: Influence of Strain Rate and Temperature
    4. Plastic Deformation at High Temperature
    5. Plastic Deformation in a Multiaxial State of Stress
    6. Plastic Damage and Ductile Fracture
    7. Ductile to Brittle Fracture Transition
    8. Plastic Forming Operations
    9. Forging
    10. Rolling
    11. Extrusion
    12. Wire Drawing
    13. Sheet Metal Forming Operations
    14. Working Operations by Chip Removal

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: April 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992039

About the Author

Giovanni Straffelini

Giovanni Straffelini received his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Padova in 1993. He currently teaches courses on ‘Metallic Materials Engineering’ and ‘Steelmaking and Foundry Technologies’ at the University of Trento, and the course ‘Metallurgical Technologies’ as part of the PhD program in Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Udine. His research activity mainly concerns the sectors of tribology, mechanical metallurgy, plastic working of Al-alloys, powder metallurgy, topics on which he has published more than 200 scientific publications, mostly in international journals. He is also included in the World Ranking of Scientists, developed by Stanford University.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Trento andUniversity of Udine, Italy

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