Buckling of sheet metals in contact with tool surfaces

J. Cao*, S. H. Cheng, H. P. Wang, C. T. Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Scopus citations


The buckling point detected at the Yoshida Buckling Test is at an extremely low strain level, which does not reflect the reality observed in stamping of complex parts. A new buckling test, "Contact Buckling Test", is proposed here with the thought that the delay of buckling in reality is due to the existence of sheet curvature and the contact support provided by tooling. Interesting buckling phenomena have been observed for both aluminum and steel sheets, including oil canning, buckling at the loading stage, and buckling at unloading. The fundamentals of these different buckling phenomena will be explained through a stress-based wrinkling predictor developed by the authors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007


  • Buckling
  • Sheet metal
  • Stamping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Buckling of sheet metals in contact with tool surfaces'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this