Elasto-Plastic Springback of Beams Subjected to Repeated Bending/Unbending Histories

  • Franc Kosel
  • Tomaz Videnic
  • Tadej Kosel
  • Mihael Brojan


This contribution investigated repeated elastoplastic pure plane bending/unbending process of beams made of material with an elastic-linear hardening rheological model. The attention is focused on beams with cross sections which have at least one axis of symmetry and are initially straight or have constant radius of curvature. Elastoplastic deflection states of beams after repeated bending/unbending process are determined using the large displacement theory. Experiments were conducted to verify the theory for beams made of aluminium alloy AA 5050-H38 with rectangular cross sections. It is shown that maximal relative difference between experimental and theoretical results in the case of a largely curved beams after repeated bending/unbending process is 1.27%.


elastic-linear strain hardening model elastoplastic deformations repeated bending/unbending process springback 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franc Kosel
    • 1
  • Tomaz Videnic
    • 1
  • Tadej Kosel
    • 1
  • Mihael Brojan
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Non-Linear Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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