Testing and modelling of material behaviour and formability in sheet metal forming

S. Bruschi*, T. Altan, D. Banabic, P. F. Bariani, A. Brosius, J. Cao, A. Ghiotti, M. Khraisheh, M. Merklein, A. E. Tekkaya

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The paper deals with the testing and modelling of metals response when subjected to sheet forming operations. The focus is both on the modelling of hardening behaviour and yield criteria and on the description of the sheet metal formability limits. Within this scope, the paper provides a critical review of the models available today for predicting the material behaviour at both industrial and scientific level, and the tests needed to identify the models' material parameters. The most recent advances in the field are also presented and discussed with particular emphasis on the challenges the sheet metal forming community is now facing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-749
Number of pages23
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014


  • Forming
  • Modelling
  • Sheet metal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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