Title: Variation of surface roughness, micro-hardness and friction behaviour during sheet-metal forming

Authors: Tomasz Trzepieciński; Wojciech Bochnowski; Lucjan Witek

Addresses: Department of Material Forming and Processing, Rzeszow University of Technology, 8 Powst. Warszawy Ave., 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland ' Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Rzeszow, 1 Pigonia St., 35-310 Rzeszów, Poland ' Rzeszow University of Technology, Department of Aircraft and Aero Engines, 8 Powst. Warszawy Ave., 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland

Abstract: The aim of the research described in this paper is to analyse the evolution of the main surface parameters values and friction coefficient value due to the sheet deformation. Frictional properties of the deep-drawing quality steel sheets were investigated using the strip drawing test under both dry and lubricated conditions. An increase in the plastic deformation of sheets in the range of true strain between 0 to 0.28 caused an increase in the value of amplitude roughness parameters Ra, Rp, Rt, measured along the rolling direction of the sheet metal and perpendicular to this direction. The character of frictional phenomena of the deformed sheets is a complex function of sheet directional topography, formed by pre-straining and strain-hardening phenomena. It was also found that owing to the strain-hardening phenomenon the micro-hardness of the sheet increased with the sheet deformation. However, this relation was near linear.

Keywords: friction; micro-hardness; sheet metal forming; strip drawing test; surface roughness; surface topography.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2018.091229

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2018 Vol.12 No.2, pp.119 - 136

Received: 23 Sep 2017
Accepted: 08 Nov 2017

Published online: 11 Apr 2018 *

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