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International Journal of Material Forming

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24-08-2020 | Original Research

Braid-press forming for manufacturing thermoplastic CFRP tube

Braid-press forming was developed for manufacturing hollow tube parts made of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) tape. The CFRTP tapes were braided to make a tube, which was consolidated under pressure and heat in the press forming …

18-08-2020 | Original Research

Calibration of the residual stresses with an active die during the ejection phase of cold extrusion

The resulting tensile residual stresses on the surface of cold full-forward extruded parts are unfavorable for the fatigue life of these parts. The final stress state is determined by the combination of two process stages: forming and ejection.

17-08-2020 | Original Research

An application of fully coupled ductile damage model considering induced anisotropies on springback prediction of advanced high strength steel materials

In this paper, an advanced model formulated in the framework of non-associative plasticity is used to accurately predict the springback of advanced high strength steels material. The proposed model strongly couples the isotropic ductile damage to …

13-08-2020 | Original Research

Effect of tension-compression testing strategy on kinematic model calibration and springback simulation of advanced high strength steels

Various studies show that application of kinematic hardening models significantly improves the accuracy of springback simulation in sheet metal forming. The springback simulation using kinematic hardening models, e.g., the Yoshida-Uemori (YU) …

03-08-2020 | IJMF 10th Anniversary - Advances in Composites Forming and their induced...

Experimental and numerical study on the tensile failure behavior of toughened-interlayer composite laminates with automated fiber placement (AFP) induced gap and overlap defects

Predictive computational modeling of the effect of automated fiber placement (AFP) defects on the structural performance of aerospace structural composites is of importance in preliminary design. A finite element method (FEM) based framework is …

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· The International Journal of Material Forming is the official Journal of the European Scientific Association for material FORMing (ESAFORM) (

The Journal publishes and disseminates original research in the field of material forming. The research should constitute major achievements in the understanding, modeling or simulation of material forming processes. In this respect ‘forming’ implies a deliberate deformation of material.

The journal establishes a platform of communication between engineers and scientists, covering all forming processes, including sheet forming, bulk forming, powder forming, forming in near-melt conditions (injection moulding, thixoforming, film blowing etc.), micro-forming, hydro-forming, thermo-forming, incremental forming etc. Other manufacturing technologies like machining and cutting can be included if the focus of the work is on plastic deformations.

All materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, glass, wood, fibre reinforced materials, materials in food processing, biomaterials, nano-materials, shape memory alloys etc.) and approaches (micro-macro modelling, thermo-mechanical modelling, numerical simulation including new and advanced numerical strategies, experimental analysis, inverse analysis, model identification, optimization, design and control of forming tools and machines, wear and friction, mechanical behavior and formability of materials etc.) are concerned.

Papers should describe new forming processes, experiments, models or modelling techniques, related to forming or the relation between process conditions and product properties. In general, simulation results should be validated by experiments unless the focus is purely on novel modelling techniques. New models or modelling techniques should have a broad applicability in forming simulations and should not be restricted to one particular shape.

Results of analytical or numerical models that are not translated into new knowledge or are not supported by experimental validation will not be accepted. Similarly, submissions that describe experimental results without thorough evaluation and conclusion and thus not leading to new knowledge, will be rejected. The relevance for forming technologies and the novelty of the work should be clearly described in the abstract.

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