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Michael Worswick

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Phone: 519-888-4567 x35830
Location: EC4 1141

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Biography Summary

Michael Worswick is a Professor in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Light Weight Materials Under Extreme Deformation: Forming and Impact.

His research activities involve forming high strain rate material behavior and structural crash worthiness for automotive manufacturing. Professor Worswick is also co-Principal Investigator for the $46.5M "Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing Innovation", a joint initiative with McMaster University. He was the founding Executive Director of WatCAR, the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research, and was also elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers in 2010.

Professor Worswick leads research activity in automotive stamping, hydroforming, warm forming, hot die stamping and crash applications, as well as impact behaviour of materials. The major focus of his research is the response of materials under the gross deformation conditions associated with forming and impact.

Professor Worswick is also the Theme Leader for Forming and Crashworthiness in a NSERC Network-Developing Magnesium Materials for the Transportation Sector project (MagNET). His research is funded by both government agencies and industrial companies around the world. He is currently collaborating with Honda R&D North America, General Motors, Toyota Technical Centre, Magna International, ArcelorMittal, and Dana Canada.

In addition, Professor Worswick is a member of scientific committees for a number of major international conferences and sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Impact Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Tube Hydroforming
  • High Strain Rate Material Behaviour
  • Numerical Simulation Of Vehicle Crashworthiness
  • Advanced Materials Joining
  • Automotive

Education

  • 1988, Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1984, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1982, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Courses

  • ME 725 - Special Topics in Advanced Stress Analysis
  • ME 423 - Mechanical Design 2
  • ME 620 - Mechanics of Continua

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Kohar, Christopher P and Zhumagulov, Amir and Brahme, Abhijit and Worswick, Michael J and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, Development of high crush efficient, extrudable aluminium front rails for vehicle lightweighting, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 95, 2016, 17 - 34
  • Jenab, Arash and Sarraf, Iman Sari and Green, Daniel E and Rahmaan, Taamjeed and Worswick, Michael J, The Use of genetic algorithm and neural network to predict rate-dependent tensile flow behaviour of AA5182-O sheets, Materials & Design, 94, 2016, 262 - 273
  • Imbert, J and Worswick, M, Development of an Interrupted Pulse Expanding Ring Test, 7th International Conference on High Speed Forming, April 27th-28th 2016, Dortmund, Germany, 2016
  • Rahmaan, T and Bardelcik, A and Imbert, J and Butcher, C and Worswick, MJ, Effect of strain rate on flow stress and anisotropy of DP600, TRIP780, and AA5182-O sheet metal alloys, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 88, 2016, 72 - 90
  • Beeh, Elmar and Zhou, Ping and Straßburger, Philipp and Friedrich, Horst E and Altenhof, William and Worswick, Michael, Novel Concepts to apply magnesium in crash-related vehicle structures, , 2015
  • Bagheriasl, Reza and Worswick, Michael J, Formability of AA3003 brazing sheet at elevated temperatures: limiting dome height experiments and determination of forming limit diagrams, International Journal of Material Forming, 8(2), 2015, 229 - 244
  • Chen, Y and Chen, J and Shalchi Amirkhiz, B and Worswick, MJ and Gerlich, AP, Microstructures and properties of Mg alloy/DP600 steel dissimilar refill friction stir spot welds, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 20(6), 2015, 494 - 501
  • Imbert, José and Rahmaan, Taamjeed and Worswick, Michael, Interrupted pulse electromagnetic expanding ring test for sheet metal, EPJ Web of Conferences, 94, 2015
  • Tari, D Ghaffari and Worswick, MJ, Elevated temperature constitutive behavior and simulation of warm forming of AZ31B, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 221, 2015, 40 - 55
  • Rahmaan, Taamjeed and Butcher, Cliff and Abedini, Armin and Worswick, Michael, Effect of strain rate on shear properties and fracture characteristics of DP600 and AA5182-O sheet metal alloys, EPJ Web of Conferences, 94, 2015
  • Boba, Mariusz and Butcher, Clifford and Panahi, Nima and Worswick, Michael J and Mishra, Raja K and Carter, Jon T, Warm forming limits of rare earth-magnesium alloy ZEK100 sheet, International Journal of Material Forming, 2015, 1 - 11
  • Abedini, Armin and Butcher, Cliff and Anderson, David and Worswick, Michael and Skszek, Timothy, Fracture Characterization of Automotive Alloys in Shear Loading, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, 8(2015-0), 2015, 774 - 782
  • Ghavam, Kamyar and Bagheriasl, Reza and Worswick, Michael J, Analysis of nonisothermal deep drawing of aluminum alloy sheet with induced anisotropy and rate sensitivity at elevated temperatures, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 136(1), 2014
  • Anderson, D and Winkler, S and Bardelcik, A and Worswick, MJ, Influence of stress triaxiality and strain rate on the failure behavior of a dual-phase DP780 steel, Materials & Design, 60, 2014, 198 - 207
  • Hassannejadasl, Amir and Rahmaan, Taamjeed and Green, Daniel E and Golovashchenko, Sergey F and Worswick, Michael J, Prediction of DP600 flow surfaces at various strain-rates using Yld2004-18p yield function, Procedia Engineering, 81, 2014, 1378 - 1383
  • Kurukuri, Srihari and Worswick, Michael J and Bardelcik, Alexander and Mishra, Raja K and Carter, Jon T, Constitutive behavior of commercial grade ZEK100 magnesium alloy sheet over a wide range of strain rates, Metallurgical and materials transactions A, 45(8), 2014, 3321 - 3337
  • Bagheriasl, Reza and Ghavam, Kamyar and Worswick, Michael J, Formability improvement with independent die and punch temperature control, International Journal of Material Forming, 7(2), 2014, 139 - 154
  • Kurukuri, Srihari and Worswick, Michael J and Tari, Dariush Ghaffari and Mishra, Raja K and Carter, Jon T, Rate sensitivity and tension--compression asymmetry in AZ31B magnesium alloy sheet, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 372(2015), 2014
  • Bardelcik, Alexander and Worswick, Michael J and Wells, Mary A, The influence of martensite, bainite and ferrite on the as-quenched constitutive response of simultaneously quenched and deformed boron steel--Experiments and model, Materials & Design, 55, 2014, 509 - 525
  • Tari, D Ghaffari and Worswick, MJ and Ali, U and Gharghouri, MA, Mechanical response of AZ31B magnesium alloy: experimental characterization and material modeling considering proportional loading at room temperature, International Journal of Plasticity, 55, 2014, 247 - 267
  • George, Ryan and Worswick, Michael J and Detwiler, Duane and Kang, Jidong, Impact testing of a hot-formed B-pillar with tailored properties-experiments and simulation, SAE International journal of materials and manufacturing, 6(2013-0), 2013, 157 - 162
  • Tari, D Ghaffari and Worswick, MJ and Winkler, S, Experimental studies of deep drawing of AZ31B magnesium alloy sheet under various thermal conditions, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 213(8), 2013, 1337 - 1347
  • Kurukuri, Srihari and Worswick, Michael J, An alternative approach for modeling strength differential effect in sheet metals with symmetric yield functions, AIP Conf. Proc, 1567, 2013
  • Oliveira, DA and Worswick, MJ and Khodayari, G and Gholipour, J, Effect of bending variables on the characteristics of EN-AW5018 tubes for subsequent hydroforming, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 2013
  • Buste, A and Lalbin, X and Worswick, MJ and Clarke, JA and Altshuller, B and Finn, M and Jain, M, Prediction of strain distribution in aluminum tailor welded blanks for different welding techniques, Canadian metallurgical quarterly, 2013
  • Butcher, Cliff and Anderson, David and Worswick, Michael, Predicting failure during sheared edge stretching using a damage-based model for the shear-affected zone, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, 6(2013-0), 2013, 304 - 312
  • Butcher, Cliff and Chen, Zengtao and Worswick, Michael, Integration of a particle-based homogenization theory into a general damage-based constitutive model to improve the modelling of void nucleation to coalescence, Acta Mechanica, 224(1), 2013, 139 - 156
  • Kurukuri, Srihari and Ghaffari Tari, D and Worswick, Michael J and Carter, JT and Mishra, RK, Dynamic characterization of AZ31B and ZEK100 magnesium alloy sheets, Proceedings of Magnesium Conference, 2012
  • George, R and Bardelcik, A and Worswick, MJ, Hot forming of boron steels using heated and cooled tooling for tailored properties, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212(11), 2012, 2386 - 2399
  • Imbert, J and Worswick, M, Reduction of a pre-formed radius in aluminium sheet using electromagnetic and conventional forming, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212(9), 2012, 1963 - 1972
  • Kurukuri, S and Bardelcik, A and Worswick, MJ and Mishra, RK and Carter, JT, High strain rate characterization of ZEK100 magnesium rolled alloy sheet, EPJ Web of Conferences, 26, 2012
  • Bardelcik, Alexander and Worswick, Michael J, The Effect of Pressure Die Boost during Pre-Bending on the Subsequent Formability of HSLA350 Tubes in Hydroforming-Experiments and Models, STEEL RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 2012, 627 - 630
  • Imbert, José and Worswick, Michael, Coil Development for Electromagnetic Corner Fill of AA 5754 Sheet, 5th International Conference on High Speed Forming, April 24th-26th 2012, Dortmund, Germany, 2012
  • Boba, Mariusz and Worswick, MJ and Mishra, RK and Carter, JT, Formability of AZ31B and ZEK100 Magnesium Alloy Sheets at Elevated Temperatures, Mg2012: 9th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications, WJ Poole and KU Kainer (editors), 2012, 397 - 402
  • Bardelcik, A and Worswick, MJ and Winkler, S and Wells, MA, A strain rate sensitive constitutive model for quenched boron steel with tailored properties, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 50, 2012, 49 - 62
  • Kurukuri, Srihari and Worswick, Michael, Modeling of Strength Differential Effects in HCP Sheet Materials, ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference, January 2014
  • Bardelcik, Alexander and Bouhier, Alexandre and Worswick, Michael J, Three Point Bend Performance of Solutionized, Die Quenched and Heat Treated AA7075 Beam Members, Materials Science Forum, January 2014, 431 - 436
  • Worswick, Michael J and George, Ryan and Bardelcik, Alex and Ten Kortenaar, Luke and Detwiler, Duane, Thermal Processing History and Resulting Impact Response of a Hot-Formed Component with Tailored Properties--Numerical Study, Applied Mechanics and Materials, January 2014, 34 - 40
  • Pathak, N and Butcher, C and Worswick, M and Gao, J, Characterizing the stretch-flangeability of hot rolled multiphase steels, NUMISHEET 2014: The 9th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes: Part A Benchmark Problems and Results and Part B General Papers, January 2013, 603 - 606
  • Anderson, David and Butcher, Clifford and Worswick, Michael, Prediction of edge failure of dual phase 780 steel subjected to hole expansion, NUMISHEET 2014: The 9th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes: Part A Benchmark Problems and Results and Part B General Papers, January 2013, 591 - 594
  • Tari, Dariush Ghaffari and Worswick, Michael J and Ali, Usman, Asymmetric Yield Locus Evolution for HCP Materials: A Continuum Constitutive Modeling Approach, Key Engineering Materials, January 2013, 1184 - 1188
  • Butcher, Cliff and Chen, Zengtao and Worswick, Michael, An Advanced Damage Percolation Model of Ductile Fracture, ICF13, January 2013
  • Panahi, Nima and Worswick, Michael and Skszek, Tim, Determination of warm forming limit diagram for ZEK100, NUMISHEET 2014: The 9th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes: Part A Benchmark Problems and Results and Part B General Papers, January 2013, 366 - 369
  • Pathak, Nikky and Butcher, Cliff and Worswick, Michael and Bellhouse, Erika and Gao, Jeff, Edge Formability and Material Characterization of Hot-Rolled Multiphase Steels, January 2014,
  • Kraehling, Dan and Anderson, David and Worswick, Michael and Skszek, Tim, Effect of Stress Triaxiality on the Constitutive Response of Super Vacuum Die Cast AM60B Magnesium Alloy, January 2014,
  • Bardelcik, Alexander and George, Ryan and Worswick, Michael J, Transition Zone Tensile Properties within a Tailored Hot Stamping, January 2012,