The problem of drawing and rolling of a thin plastic sheet between cylindrical guides was investigated recently by H. I. Ansoff, under the assumption that the material is in a state of plane plastic flow and obeys the Saint Venant-Mises yield condition (1, 2). He determined the stress distribution along the sheet by the method of characteristics and also by the method of discontinuity surfaces and found good agreement between these results as well as with experimental data. Since the computations required for the discontinuous solution are considerably less laborious than those necessary for the continuous solution, the same type of problem, but now under the assumption that the material displays strain-hardening, will be analyzed by the method of discontinuities. It seems reasonable to expect that the results so found constitute a close approximation to results based upon a continuous solution.

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