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Effect of Plastic Strain on Modulus and Springback Predictions of an Aluminum Alloy



Li Ma, Richard E. Ricker


This paper examines the hypothesis that the under-prediction errors of current finite element analysis (FEA) springback models would be eliminated by the inclusion of changes that occur in the elastic modulus with the large plastic strains of forming. This hypothesis was evaluated by comparing the results of an FEA model that used either a constant elastic modulus or a modulus with plastic strain dependence determined from experiments, to laboratory springback measurements. This comparison found that the measured decrease in the elastic modulus with plastic strain was insufficient to fully explain the springback prediction errors.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings, 2005
Conference Dates
January 4-8, 2005
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Conference Title


finite element analysis (FEA), metal forming, springback


Ma, L. and Ricker, R. (2005), Effect of Plastic Strain on Modulus and Springback Predictions of an Aluminum Alloy, Proceedings, 2005, Undefined, [online], (Accessed July 16, 2024)


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Created January 3, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021