Journal of Applied Metalworking

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 176–182 | Cite as

The effect of hot-dipped galvanized coating on the edge and plane strain formabilities of high strength steels

  • F. L. Cheng
  • D. Aichbhaumik


Galvanized steels have been increasingly used to improve the corrosion resistance of automobiles, particularly of corrosion critical components. In addition to the studies of the effect of coating on weldability and paintability, a further understanding of the effect of galvanized coating on the formabilities of steel is needed. Two forming tests, i.e., limiting dome height and hole expansion, were used to determine the plane strain and edge formabilities of four widely-used, hot-dipped galvanized high strength steels both in the as-coated and the as-stripped conditions. These two modes of fracture are believed to be the most frequently encountered problems in stamping operations. The results indicate that the hot-dipped galvanized coating increases the plane strain formability while it decreases the edge formability of high strength steels. Thus, galvanized steel and uncoated steel are interchangeable in plane strain-controlled applications. However, when regular uncoated steel is replaced with galvanized steel in edge/flange stretching-controlled applications, care must be exercised in determining blank size and tooling design.


High Strength Steel Galvanize Steel Apply Metalworking Dome Height Hole Expansion 
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© American Society for Metals 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. L. Cheng
    • 1
  • D. Aichbhaumik
    • 1
  1. 1.National Steel CorporationWeirton

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