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Advances in Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming: Proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the Structural Materials Committee 2004

Advances in Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming: Proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the Structural Materials Committee 2004

Eric M. Taleff (Editor), Paul E. Krajewski (Editor), Peter A. Friedman (Editor), Rajiv S. Mishra (Editor), James C. Schroth (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-873-39564-9

Mar 2004

394 pages

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This publication addresses the various advances in materials and process technologies required for superplastic forming to enter mass production environments such as the automotive industry, where fast cycle time is a key requirement. The proceedings focus on the forming of light alloys at more rapid rates and lower temperatures. Results of advanced R&D efforts from both industrial and university laboratories are presented. Scientists and engineers employed at automotive and aerospace manufacturing companies, as well as researchers based at universities, will find this volume particularly useful.

From 2004 TMS Annual Meeting which was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 14-18, 2004



The History and Current State-of-the-Art in Airframe ManufacturingUsing Superplastic Forming Technologies (D.G. Sanders).

General Motors’ Quick Plastic Forming Process (J.G. Schroth).

Heating Aluminum Sheet to Enable High-Strain Forming (J.E. Carsley and R.H. Hammar).

High Temperature Properties of Tooling Materials Utilized for SuperplasticForming Processes (M.D. Hanna).

Mass Production of a Spare Tire Housing for an Automobile (K. Osada and K. Shirakawa).

Evaluation of Die Coatings for Superplastic Forming Processes (A.T. Morales).

Double Action QPF Tool (C. Kim, J.G. Schroth, G.A. Kruger and M. Konopnicki).

SSR Fenders Produced by Math-Based QPF Technology (C. Kim, M.G. Konopnicki and F.G. Lee).


An Overview of Creep Deformation Behaviors in 5000-Series and Al-MgAlloys (E.M. Taleff).

Texture Development and Dynamic Recrystallization in AA5083 DuringSuperplastic Forming at Various Strain Rates (S. Agarwal, P.E. Krajewski and C.L. Briant).

Bulge Testing of Superplastic AA5083 Aluminum Sheet (J.R. Bradley).

Deformation Mechanisms and Cavity Formation in Superplastic AA5083 (K. Oh-ishi, J.F. Boydon and T.R. McNelley).

Superplastic Failure Mechanisms and Ductility of AA5083 (M.A. Kulas, W.P. Green, E.C. Pettengill, P.E. Krajewski and E.M. Taleff).

Microstructural Characterization of Superplastic Forming (SPF) AA5083Aluminum Sheet (S. Kim, M.P. Balogh and R.A. Waldo).

Post-Form Properties of Superplastically Formed AA5083 Aluminum Sheet (J.R. Bradley and J.E. Carsley).

Rolling Process Optimization for Superplastic 5083 Al Sheet (R. Verma).


Research Opportunities for Automotive Superplastic Forming Alloys (P.E. Krajewski).

Superplasticity in a Hot-Extruded 15% vol. Al2O3 Particulate-Reinforced6061 Al Composite (L. Han, H. Hu, D. Northwood and J. Niu).

Achieving Superplasticity in Light Alloys through the Application of SeverePlastic Deformation (C. Xu, M. Furukawa, Z. Horita and T.G. Langdon).

High-Strain-Rate Superplasticity in Aluminum Alloys Via Friction StirProcessing (I. Charit, Z.Y. Ma and R.S. Mishra).


Cooperative Grain Boundary Processes in Superplastic Forming UnderDifferent Deformation States (M. Zelin and A. Mukherjee).

Influence of Grain Boundary Structure and Composition on SuperplasticDeformation (J.S. Vetrano, C.H. Henager, Jr. and V.Y Guertsman).

Superplasticity in Zr-Based Bulk Metallic Glasses: A Critical Overview (M. Heilmaier and A. Leonhard).

Transformation Superplasticity of Titanium by Reversible Hydrogen Cycling (H. Choe and D.C. Dunand).

Research and Development Towards Grain-Boundary-Plasticity fromSuperplasticity (K. Higashi).

Deformation of Superplastic Al2O3/Y-TZP Particulate and ParticulateLaminate Composites (J. Wang, D. Kovar and E.M. Taleff).

Texture and Microstructure of Superplastic 7475 Aluminum (A. Blander, J. Szpunar and Y. Takayama).

Studies of Void Growth and Interaction in a Eutectic Sn-Pb Alloy (M. Mulholland, V. Caraveo, T. Khraishi, Y.-L. Shen and M. Horstemeyer).


Influence of Friction and Die Geometry on Simulation of SuperplasticForming of Al-Mg Alloys (N.R. Harrison, S.G. Luckey, P.A. Friedman and Z.C. Xia).

Development of MARC for Analysis of Quick Plastic Forming Processes (K. Murali, G.P. Montgomery, Jr. and J.G. Schroth).

Effect of the Constitutive Equation on MARC Analysis of Quick PlasticForming (G.P. Montgomery, Jr.).

Mechanical Behavior and Modeling of AA5083 at 450°C (P.E. Krajewski and G.P. Montgomery, Jr.).

Forming Limit Diagram of a Superplastic Formable AA5083 AluminiumAlloy (M. Vulcan and K. Siegert).

Integrated Approach to Optimization of Superplastic Forming (P.V. Deshmukh, N.V. Thuramalla, F.K. Abu-Farha and M.K. Khraisheh).

Aspects of Element Formulation and Strain Rate Control in the NumericalModeling of Superplastic Forming (S.G. Luckey, P.A. Friedman and Z.C. Xia).

Author Index.

Subject Index.