Published: 01 January 1950
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Forming parameters and criteria are discussed with reference to design and production problems. The results of some of the most significant studiesare reviewed briefly. The following specific subjects are discussed: Generalized stress and strain; dimensional similarity; laws of fracture; classification of formed sheet metal parts; basic types of forming action, including stretching, bending and drawing; and the significant parameters and criteria for these three types of forming. Where these parameters and criteria are known to have limited application, the limitations are also discussed.
Research Engineer, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif.