Course detail

Theory of Metal-Forming Technology Processes

FSI-9TTTAcad. year: 2020/2021

Significance of plasticity theory in solving problems of metal forming. Application of plasticity theory in computation models of theory of metal forming. Analysis of analytical and experimental-analytical methods for calculating the resistance to deformation and deformation, with computer support. Boundary conditions of deformation in calculation models in interaction with metal forming tools. Study of the processes of simulating macroplastic deformation for concrete metal forming technologies under real thermomechanical conditions. Effect of the rate of deformation. Using the FEM when dimensioning metal forming tools.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course provides doctoral students with the ability to make use of physical, mechanical and thermodynamic principles of plastic deformation in relation to the structural changes and their limit states while conducting research in the field of manufacturing technology, specifically metal forming.


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

ELFMARK, Jiří, a kol. Tváření kovů: Technický průvodce, sv 62. 1.vyd. Praha: SNTL. 1992. 524 s. ISBN 80-03-00651-1. (CS)
MIELNIK, Edward M. Metalworking science and engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1991. 976 p. ISBN 0-07-041904-3. (EN)
HRIVŇÁK, Andrej, Michal PODOLSKÝ a Vuko DOMAZETOVIČ. Teória tvárnenia a nástroje. Bratislava: Alfa, 1992. ISBN 80-05-01032-X.
DRASTÍK, František a Jiří ELFMARK. Plastometry a tvařitelnost kovů: Strojírenská literatura, sv.8079. 1.vyd. Praha: SNTL. 1977. 392 s. DT 539.214.07 (CS)
HOSFORD, William F. a Robert M. CADDEL. Metal Forming: Mechanics and Metalurgy. 4. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 331 s. ISBN 978-1-107-88-00452-8. (EN)
FARLÍK Alois a Emanuel ONDRÁČEK. Teorie dynamického tváření. sv.6137. Praha: SNTL, 1968, 316 s., DT 621.7.014 (CS)
SPIŠÁK, Emil. Matematické modelovanie a simulácia technologických procesov-ťahanie. Košice: Typo press. 2000. ISBN 80-7099-530-0.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral examination in the form of discussion follows up on a written test paper. The main emphasis is laid on understanding how the knowledge of theoretical solution of metal forming technologies is applied in research.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to explain to doctoral students the method of theoretical analysis of metal forming processes based on the principles of the physical essence of plastic deformation, including the effect of important thermomechanical conditions and boundary conditions of metal forming.

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. Physical essence and mechanisms of plastic deformation, principles of metal forming.
2. Criteria of bulk and sheet formability.
3. Boundary conditions of deformation - FLD diagrams.
4. Essence and significance of the most widely used theories of plastic deformation.
5. Significance and application of theory of plasticity in deformation analysis.
6. Analysis of analytical and experimental-analytical methods for calculating the resistance to deformation.
7. Analysis of deformation-stress curves, resistance to deformation, their application in materials models.
8. Evaluation of dynamic mechanical properties by the Taylor Anvil Test.
9. Evaluation of dynamic mechanical properties by the Split Hopkinson Pressure and Tensile Bar test.
10.Development of computation models of analytical solution methods and their computer support.
11.Computation models of metal forming at high rates and energies.
12.Numerical methods of solving plastic deformations, simulation of metal forming technologies.
13.FEM in the solution of metal forming technology and of metal-forming tool loading.