Damage evolution and forming limit predictions of an A12024-T3 aluminium alloy

Wing Bun Lee, W. H. Tai, Chak Yin Tang

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In this paper, a plastic damage evolution equation for A12024-T3 sheets is proposed based on the Continuum Damage Mechanics (CDM) and an experimental stress-strain relationship. The forming limit strains of aluminium sheets are predicted based on a modified M-K model which includes the effect of material damage. The theoretical results show that the conventional over-estimations of limit strains in the balanced biaxial state are reduced significantly by taking the material damage into consideration. The predicted Forming Limit Curves are in agreement with the experimental curves even without the assumption of an initial groove on the sheet metal surface.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Forming limit curve
  • M-K model
  • Material plastic damage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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