Course detail

Experimental Methods in Forming

FSI-9EMTAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with the specialized methods of measuring and evaluating attendant phenomena in metal-forming. They include mechanical testing, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of measuring of metal-forming and ejecting forces, resistance to plastic strain, strain rates and temperature. The evaluation is dealt with from the viewpoint of individual methods of metal-forming and the operating conditions of the tool. Also discussed is the application of the methods of light and electron microscopy when assessing the morphology of the surface of tools and formed pieces.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to creatively participate in conducting and evaluating experiments required in the technological processes of metal-forming. They will be cognizant of the necessary measuring methods and equipment with automated outputs and evaluation using computer technology.


Regular completion of the specialized courses in the field of engineering technology and in the metal-forming specializations.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

FOREJT, Milan, KREJČÍ, Jan a Jaroslav BUCHAR. Teorie a technologie tváření vysokými deformačními rychlostmi a energiemi: Vybrané statě z tváření. Milan Forejt. 2. vyd. Brno: VUT FSI. 1994. 65 s. Učební texty. FRVŠ
ASM International. ASM Handbook : Mechanical Testing. S.L. Semiatin. 1st edition. Materials Park Ohio. ASM, 1985. 892 sv. Vol. 8. ISBN 0-87170-708-X. (EN)
FOREJT, Milan, HUMÁR, Anton, PÍŠKA, Miroslav a Libor JANÍČEK. Experimentální metody. [online]. Studijní opory pro magisterský studijní program 23-01-T Strojní inženýrství, obor strojírenská technologie - obrábění - tváření, svařování - management, VUT v Brně, Fakulta strojního inženýrství, 2003-doplněno 2019. 83 s. Dostupné z:áření/opory-save/Experimentální_metody_he1.pdf. (CS)
Meyers, Marc, André. Dynamic Behaviour of Materials. John Wiley and Sons. New York. 1994. 668 p. ISBN 0-471-58262-X (EN)
ASM Handbook. Metalworking: Bulk Forming. Volume 14A.First.ed. Materials Park Ohio USA, ASM International Handbook Committee 2005. 888p. Edit.S.L.Semiatin. ISBN 0-87170-708-X. (EN)
CHEN, Weinong W. Split Hopkinson (Kolsky) bar: design, testing and applications. New York: Springer, c2011. Mechanical engineering series. ISBN 978-1-4419-7981-0. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The oral exam is conducted by a debate following a written discourse. The main emphasis is on the understanding of the principles and applications of experimental methods in forming in scientific research.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to make students of doctoral degree study programe with special experimental methods necessary when assessing the functional properties of forming tools and formability of materials in the area of manufacture and research. The significance and application of technical measuring and testing in the development of the metal-forming technologies are emphasized.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Technological testing of bulk and sheet formability.
2.Metal forming forces and resistances (dynamometers, detection and evaluation of quantities).
3.Heat and temperature (measuring methods, detection devices, processing).
4.Microscopy methods (analysis of the morphology of the surface of tools and formed pieces).
5.Testing aimed at establishing the wear coefficient and the effect of lubricants in metal-
6.Evaluation of properties of tool materials.
7.Evaluation of properties of forming materials.
8.Measuring the forming and ejecting forces, determining the state of stress.
9.Experimental testing of non-uniform distribution of deformation.
10.Measuring the dynamic forming forces and determining the state of stress.
11.Evaluation of dynamic mechanical properties of forming materials.
12.Establishing the resistance to deformation at higher strain rates by Taylor anvil test-TAT.
13.Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Test - SHPB test and Tensile Bar Test SHTB test.