Title of the course

MM 668: Computational Methods for Metal Forming Analysis



Credit structure

L          T          P          C

2           0          0           4



Pre-requisite, if any




Course content

Theories of yielding; Analysis of metal forming processes by ideal work, upper bound and slab methods. Analytical modeling approach for simulating axi-symmetric deep drawing process. Concept of formability and forming limit strains. Applications of computational methods for metal forming analysis. Experimental measurements of loads and strains during tensile and formability testing of variety of materials (low carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel). Development of a computation model for tensile test simulation and its validation. Simulation of tensile and formability tests using computational programs based on finite element methods. Comparison of computed results with the experimentally measured data.Simulation and validation of industrial metal formed components.




1. Metal forming analysis, R. H. Wagoner, J. L. Chenot, Cambridge University Press, 2001.2. Metal forming: mechanics and metallurgy, W. F. Hosford and R. M. Caddell, Second Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1993.3. Finite element plasticity and metal forming analysis, G. W. Rowe, C. E. N. Sturgess, P. Hartley and I. Pillinger, Cambridge University Press, 1991. 4. Plasticity for engineers, C. R. Calladine, Ellis Horwood, 1995.



Instructor(s) name

Prof. K.Narsimhan