Journal Published Online: 01 September 1984
Volume 12, Issue 5

Quantitative Relations Among Measures of Ductility in Planar and Through-Thickness Tension Tests of 12.8-mm-Diameter Specimens



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.

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Ludwigson, DC
Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
McDonald, MM
U.S. Steel Corp., Research Laboratory, Monroeville, PA
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE10729J