Published Online: 01 September 1984
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The distribution exponent (DE) is a measure of a material's ability to transfer its inherent ultimate ductility (as measured by reduction of area RA) into practical maximum extension in the direction of forming forces (as measured by elongation, in 50.8 mm [2 in.], EL). The computation, nature, and utility of the distribution exponent are discussed herein.
instructor in metallurgy, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
Associate engineer, U.S. Steel Corp., Research Laboratory, Monroeville, PA
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