Editorial for a special issue of the International Journal of Plasticity. This issue presents some significant experimental and numerical modeling of metal forming processes. Macroscopic and microscopic aspects of the plastic behavior are very important to obtain accurate predictions of the material response in complex forming processes that are involved in manufacturing. Theoretical and experimental aspects of modeling metal deformation that are covered in the special issue include - experimental procedures and analysis methods used to measure the relevant data needed to identify the material coefficients, constitutive models suitable for the description of anisotropic metals, tensile and compressive asymmetry in sheet forming, evolution of subsequence yield surface, formability for friction stir weld metals, formability improvement under hydrostatic pressure, multi-phase transformation plasticity, and multi-scale approaches for both continuum and crystal plasticity mechanics.
International Journal of Plasticity,
Vol. 25, no. 9 (Sep 2009), pp. 1609-1610