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SAE International Sheet Metal Book Saves Engineers Time, Money

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 8, 2007 - SAE International offers a new publication to help engineers in the sheet metal industry save design time and money.

Mechanics Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming serves as a reference guide on how to use software simulation tools to predict sheet metal formability.  Co-authored by Sing C. Tang and Jwo Pan, this book is intended for technical professionals and engineers working in the sheet metal industry.

Topics covered in the book include:

  • automotive sheet metal forming processes and their mathematical models; 
  • tensor, stress and strain;  
  • constitutive laws;
  • thin plate and shell analyses;
  • buckling and wrinkling analyses.

The list price of this 322-page book is $99.95; SAE International members can purchase it for $79.96.

Tang is a retired corporate technical specialist in the Research Laboratory of Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 38 years.  An expert on sheet metal forming research, Tang also led Ford's Simulation Group.  His research accomplishments at Ford earned him a Henry Ford Technological Award.  Tang has edited one book, published more than 100 technical papers, and holds six U.S. patents.  He is also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Tang earned his bachelor's in civil engineering from the National Taiwan University and his doctorate in structural engineering from the University of Michigan.

Pan is a professor in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Michigan.  He is also an editorial board member for the International Journal of Fatigue and the International Journal of Damage Mechanics.  Pan has edited 20 books and special journal volumes, written 110 technical papers published in refereed journals, and written 130 technical conference papers and presentations.  He is a fellow of SAE International and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Pan received his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the National Taiwan University and his master's and doctorate in solid and structural mechanics from Brown University.