Microstructural development during mechanical forming of steel sheets

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Metal forming is used synonymously with deformation, a process during which an object gets changed due to the applied force. These changes can either be reversible or irreversible depending on the type of material; size and geometry of the object and the magnitude of the applied force to the object. This paper reports the microstructural development after mechanical forming of steel sheet material by varying the applied loads. The microstructural evaluations showed that the applied loads employed caused an increase in the magnitude of the grain sizes in each loaded specimen. Furthermore, the increase in the grain size of the microstructure was observed to be directly proportional to the loads applied. In addition, the microhardness values of the cross sections investigated were found to increase with the applied loads. Hence, the grain size growth and the hardness were linearly dependent on the applied loads, and this implies that there is a correlation between the applied loads and the resulting microstructure of the material and the hardness of the material.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
Volume1 LNECS
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Conference2013 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Applied load
  • Microhardness
  • Microstructural development and mechanical forming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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