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ABC to Metal Forming

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Course Unit Code633-0416/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
FAB37doc. Ing. Richard Fabík, Ph.D.
Subject features students in a transparent way into problems of materials forming. Explains fundamental terms and context, characterizes most considerable forming technologies. Forms background for easier understanding and successful lesson of consecutive subjects of field of study.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Studen will be able to:
Delimitate forming technology in face of competing shaping technologies
Discuss meaning and perspective of steel
Express thermomechanical quantities in forming processes
Describe forming technologies (rolling, forging, wire drawing, extrusion)
Solve fundamental exercises of technological practice
Explain fundamental processes of microstructure evolution during hot and cold forming
Apply fundamental laws of plastic deformation
Course Contents
1. Introduction (definition of forming, fundamental terms, Queen Steel).
2. ABC of forming theory 1 (crystallic structures of metals, plastic deformation mechanisms, hypotheses of plasticity).
3. ABC of forming theory 1 (stress, strain, strain friction, strain rate, flow stress, state of stress and strain, fundamental laws of plastic deformation).
4. Metallurgical formability 1 (hardening and softening processes in steels),
5. Metallurgical formability 2 (influence of chemical composition, of state of structure, of temperature, strain and strain rate on formability, basic of controlled forming of steels),
4. Heating of metals 1 (forming temperatures, physical fundaments of heating, concomitant phenomena of heating).
5. Heating of metals 2 (means of heating, furnaces).
6. Rolling 1 (theoretical aspects of rolling, deformation zone, bite of rolls).
7. Rolling 2 (classification of rolling mills, equipment of rolling mills).
8. Rolling 3 (most significant rolling mills in CR).
9. Forging 1 (basics of forging, free (smith) forging, degree of forging).
10. Forging 2 (die forging, equipment of forge, most significant forges in CR).
11. Cold Forming 1 (surface treatment before cold forming).
12. Cold Forming 2 (rolling, wire drawing, extrusion).
1. – database work (Report: World production of steel)
2. Crystallic structures of metals (Report: slip planes)
3. Calculations of strain during forming
4. Calculations of strain during forming
5. Check of the law of volume preservation – laboratory work (Report)
6. Calculations of parameters of deformation zone and starting rolling conditions in flat rolls.
7. Calculations of parameters of deformation zone and starting rolling conditions in flat rolls.
8. Starting rolling conditions in flat rolls - laboratory work (Report)
9. Section Rolling Simulation - internet simulation (
10. Computation of degree of forging.
11. Excursion
12. Upsetting, elongation, die forging - laboratory work
13. Metallurgical formability (Report: Flow stress – Excel)
14. Credit
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1.GINZBURG, V., B., Steel-Rolling Technology,Theory and Praktice, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York and Basel. 1989, ISBN 0-8247-8124-4
2.CALLISTER, William D. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering : An Interactive E-text. Wayne Anderson. 5th edition. New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001. 952 s., CD. ISBN 0-471-39551-X.
1.PEJČOCH, O., Tváření kovů. Skripta VŠB, Ostrava 1979
2.SOMMER, B., Technologie tváření kovů. Skripta VŠB, Ostrava 2003
3.KLIBER, J. Základy tváření kovů, Skriptum VŠB Ostrava, 1975.
Recommended Reading:
1.NAUJOKS, Waldemar, FABEL, Donald C. Forging Handbook. 4th edition. Cleveland, Ohio : The American Society for Metals, 1948. 630 s.
2.ENGHANG, P., Steel wire technology, Applied Materials Technology, Repro Örebro University, 2008, ISBN 91-631-1962-5
1.ŽÍDEK, M., KUŘE, F., Válcování, skripta VŠB-TU Ostrava, 1983, 1. vydání
2.DOBRZANSKI, A. L., Materiały inženyrskie i projektowanie materiałowe, WNT, Gliwice- Warszawa, 2006, ISBN 83-204-3249-9
3.MARCOL, J., Tažený ocelová drát - 1 a 2 díl, ŽDB 1996,
4.ŽÍDEK M: Metalurgická tvařitelnost ocelí za tepla a za studena, Aleko, Praha, 1995, ISBN 80-85341-45-x
5.PTÁČEK, L., a kol., Nauka o materiálu I. a II., akademické nakladatelství CERM, Olomoučany, 2001, ISBN 80 -7204-193-2
6.HAŠEK, V., a kol., Kování, SNTL, Praha 1965, ISBN 04-233-65
7.RÉDR, M., PŘÍHODA, M., Základy tepelné techniky, SNTL, Praha 1991, ISBN 04-413-91
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined