Department of Metal Forming with its scientific activity covers the theoretical and technological problems of rolling, drawing and stamping, forging, pressing and extrusion, as well as unconventional processes of shaping materials.
Currently, there are two research groups at the Department:
Thermomechanical Processing Research Group – Group Leader: Krzysztof Muszka
- Thermomechanical processing of metals and alloys;
- Metal forming science and technology (with focus on rolling – flat and long products, tubes and pipes);
- Physical-based modeling of deformation behaviour of metallic materials subjected to thermomechanical processing;
- Development of incremental metal forming technologies;
- Relationships between thermomechanical processing history and mechanical properties;
- Modeling of microstructure development and properties during thermomechanical processing;
- Deformation behaviour of multiphase metallic materials (DP and CP Steels, HEA);
- Studies of metallic materials under dynamic loading conditions (high strain rate). Failure phenomena;
- Studies of complex loading conditions on microstructure development and properties of materials subjected to thermomechanical loading;
- Additive manufacturing of reactive materials and bioglasses.
Engineering Materials and Processes Technologies – Group Leader: Tomasz Śleboda
- The theory of elasticity and plasticity, continuum mechanics – application of the theory in experimental and industrial practice;
- Theory and technology of drawing, stamping and forging;
- Physical, analytical and numerical modeling of metal forming processes, including alloys and composites produced by powder metallurgy methods and alloys based on intermetallic phases, with particular emphasis on the analysis of forging, extrusion and roll forging, including the analysis and improvement of the durability of the tools used;
- Application of powder metallurgy methods to produce products from metal powders, alloys based on intermetallic phases and composite materials based on their matrix;
- Application of the dynamic material modeling (DMM) method, including the criteria of material flow stability/instability and analysis of the influence of process parameters on material flow, microstructure and mechanical properties of materials;
- The use of CAD / CAM / CAE systems to design the processes of metal forming and tools used in these processes;
- Rapid prototyping in application to metal forming processes using 3D scanning and printing;
- Application of fuzzy logic to the analysis of the processing of metals and their alloys.