Ductile Fracture in Metal Forming: Modeling and Simulation examines the current understanding of the mechanics and physics of ductile fracture in metal forming processes while also providing an approach to micromechanical ductile fracture prediction that can be applied to all metal forming processes. Starting with an overview of different ductile fracture scenarios, the book then goes on to explain modeling techniques that predict a range of mechanical phenomena that can lead to ductile fracture. The challenges in creating micromechanical models are addressed alongside methods of applying these models to several common metal forming processes.
This book is suitable for researchers working in mechanics of materials, metal forming, mechanical metallurgy, and plasticity. Engineers in R&D industries involved in metal forming such as manufacturing, aerospace, and automation will also find the book very useful.
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1. Macroscopic ductile fracture phenomena 2. Macroscopic ductile fracture criteria 3. Microscopic ductile fracture phenomena 4. Microscopic ductile fracture criteria 5. Micromechanical modeling using an ellipsoidal void model (author's model) 6. Simulation results using an ellipsoidal void model aAuthor's model)
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.