Analysis of the plane-strain bending of an orthotropic sheet in the elastic/plastic range

J. Chakrabarty, Wing Bun Lee, Kang Cheung Chan

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The problem considered in this paper is the elastic/plastic bending of a sheet metal, exhibiting planar anisotropy, under conditions of plane strain. The material is assumed to be elastically isotropic, and yielding according to Hill's quadratic yield criterion for orthotropic rolled sheets. For a given curvature of the bent sheet beyond the elastic limit, the strain distribution is obtained in closed form when the material is ideally plastic. The determination of the moment-curvature relationship in the elastic/plastic range requires numerical integration not only for a work-hardening sheet, but also for a non-hardening sheet. The numerical results are presented in a graphical form using selected values of the parameters which define the plastic properties of the material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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