Procedure for the Determination of True Stress-Strain Curves From Tensile Tests With Rectangular Cross-Section Specimens

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I. Scheider, W. Brocks, A. Cornec

GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, Postfach 1160, D-21494 Geesthacht

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 126(1), 70-76 (Jan 22, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1633573 History: Received December 19, 2001; Revised August 28, 2003; Online January 22, 2004
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Stress-strain curve of a structural steel, obtained from tests and simulation of small rectangular specimens and from tested round tensile bars
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Cross section of the minimum area plane after occurance of local necking. Dark gray: the undeformed cross section area with finite element mesh. t,b are measurable quantities.
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Geometry and size of the investigated rectangular shaped specimens
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Finite element mesh of the rectangular tensile specimen
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Correction function frectcorr for different material laws
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Fitting of the two remaining parameters ε̄1 and ε̄2 to the results of the simulation for each material law
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Comparison between the material input and the approximation with and without the correction function. The solid lines refer to the input, the squares are the results of Eq. (24), the dash-dotted lines are the calculations with frectcorr=1. The validity limits are given in Table 1.
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Approximations of the stress-strain curve proposed by 10. Solid lines denote the material input for the calculations, the dashed lines denote the approximations produced by Zhang’s method.
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Schematic drawing of the specimen including the loading pins and holder
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Load–elongation curve of the small rectangular tensile specimen from base metal
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Moving mesh of sampling points for the displacment evaluation, close to failure of the specimen
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Fine mesh of sampling points in the area of local necking for the evaluation of width reduction and strain at the necking center: (a) in the initial state; and (b) close to failure of the specimen.
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Comparison of the load-width reduction curve between experiment and simulation



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