A Modeling Investigation of Thermal and Strain Induced Recovery and Nonlinear Hardening in Potential Based Viscoplasticity

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S. M. Arnold

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135

A. F. Saleeb

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325

T. E. Wilt

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 117(2), 157-167 (Apr 01, 1995) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2804523 History: Received June 30, 1993; Revised June 19, 1994; Online November 27, 2007


Specific forms for both the Gibb’s and the complementary dissipation potentials were chosen such that a complete potential based multiaxial, isothermal, viscoplastic model was obtained. This model, in general, possesses three internal state variables (two scalars associated with dislocation density and one tensor associated with dislocation motion) both thermal and dynamic recovery mechanisms, and nonlinear kinematic hardening. This general model, although possessing associated flow and evolutionary laws, is shown to emulate three distinct classes of theories found in the literature, by modification of the driving threshold function F. A parametric study was performed on a specialized nondimensional multiaxial form containing only a single tensorial internal state variable (i.e., internal stress). The study was conducted with the idea of examining the impact of including a strain-induced recovery mechanism and the compliance operator, derived from the Gibb’s potential, on the uniaxial and multiaxial response. One important finding was that inclusion of strain-induced recovery provided the needed flexibility in modeling stress-strain and creep response of metals at low homologous temperatures, without adversely affecting the high temperature response. Furthermore, for nonproportional loading paths, the inclusion of the compliance operator had a significant influence on the multiaxial response, but had no influence on either uniaxial or proportional load histories.

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