The Role of Rate Effects and of Thermomechanical Coupling in Shear Localization

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Y. Estrin

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Western Australia, Nedlands WA 6907, Australia

A. Molinari, S. Mercier

L.P.M.M., I.S.G.M.P., Université de Metz, Ile du Saulcy, 57045 Metz, France

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 119(4), 322-331 (Oct 01, 1997) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2812265 History: Received September 07, 1996; Revised April 10, 1997; Online November 27, 2007


A dislocation density related constitutive model that accounts for the strain-rate sensitivity of the flow stress and, notable, of the strain-hardening coefficient was applied to describe adiabatic shear banding in face centered cubic metals. The parameter values of a prototype material, for which numerical simulations were carried out, are close to those of copper. The effect of the material parameters, especially of those reflecting the two rate sensitivities, on the occurrence of strain localization in a thin-walled tube under torsion containing a geometrical defect was investigated systematically. The results obtained provide some guidance with respect to design of materials with high resistance to strain localization and high mechanical energy absorption. Another outcome of this study is the recognition that for the problem in question linear stability analysis cannot provide a reliable criterion even for the onset of strain localization, and that numerical simulations have to be invoked.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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