Modeling Cyclic Deformation of HSLA Steels Using Crystal Plasticity

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C. L. Xie, S. Ghosh, M. Groeber

Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 126(4), 339-352 (Nov 09, 2004) (14 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1789966 History: Received October 21, 2003; Revised April 06, 2004; Online November 09, 2004
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Predicted yield point phenomena with variable reference strain rates
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Pole figures of the polycrystalline HSLA-50 from (a) from orientation imaging microscopy and (b) simulation using the orientation assignment method
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Flow chart of parameter calibration using genetic algorithms
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(a) Convergence of the GA in the minimization of initial yield stress as a function of the generation number; (b) comparison of experimental and simulated yield strengths as functions of strain rate
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Comparison of simulated and experimental stress–strain responses for (a) uniaxial tension test and (b) stress-controlled cyclic tests
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Stress–strain responses for stress controlled cyclic load testing upto 10 cycles with σmax=420.0 (MPa) and R=0.1
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Distribution of equivalent plastic under strain-controlled cyclic loading at strain amplitude of 0.0045 with (a) HSLA-50 steel texture; (b) preferred γ-fiber texture; (c) random orientation distribution
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Ratio of (a) local to average plastic strain and (b) local to average normal stress in the loading direction, as functions of the cyclic history for three different orientation distributions
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(a) Stress-controlled load histories with different waveforms; (b) accumulated microscopic and macroscopic equivalent plastic strains; (c) simulated stress–strain response in cyclic loading for material with plateau; and (d) simulated stress–strain response in cyclic loading for material without plateau
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Distribution of crystallographic misorientation: (a) Quilt-type contours plots; (b) 3D plots on section A-A
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Distribution of (a) gradient of equivalent plastic strain (mm−1); (b) stress (MPa) in the direction of loading on the section A-A; and (c) evolution of peak stress (σ22 in loading direction) along the line B-B
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(a) Scanning electron micrograph of the microstructure of HSLA-50 steel; (b) Distribution of grain size
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(a) Contour plot of the ODF in 3D Euler angle space, ranging from 50% to the maximum value of ODF; (b) Reduced Euler space with typical fibers and orientations of HSLA-50 steel
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Stress–strain data for uniaxial loading at four strain rates
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Schematic diagram of the specimen assembly for cyclic tension-compression tests
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Experimental and simulated stress–strain responses in the strain-controlled cyclic tests with peak strain amplitudes of (a) 0.0045; (b) 0.015



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