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Metalworking: Sheet Forming

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S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
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ASM International
Volume
14B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-186-3
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Age Forming

By
Jacob A. Kallivayalil
Jacob A. Kallivayalil
Alcoa Technical Center
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Published:
2006
Page range:
438 - 441
Publication history
August 18, 2006

Abstract

Compared to cold-formed parts, age-formed parts have lower residual stresses and consequently better stress corrosion resistance. This article addresses the technical issues that arise in the investigations of creep in precipitate-strengthened materials. The issues addressed help in developing alloys and tempers particularly suited for the age-forming process. The different steps involved in the program for predicting the final part shape are discussed. These basic steps involve developing mechanical tests to study creep at low temperatures and low stresses, describing low-temperature creep in terms of a constitutive model, and then using the constitutive model in a process model or finite element analysis to predict the final part shape.

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Jacob A. Kallivayalil, 2006. "Age Forming", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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