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A New Constitutive Equation to Predict Single Peak Flow Stress Curves

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E. Shafiei

Graduate Student
e-mail: e.shafiei@aut.ac.ir

R. Ebrahimi

Assoc. Professor
Department of Materials Science
and Engineering
Shiraz University
Shiraz, 71345/1585, Iran
e-mail: ebrahimy@shirazu.ac.ir

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Materials Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received January 1, 2012; final manuscript received October 10, 2012; published online January 23, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Joost Vlassak.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 135(1), 011006 (Jan 23, 2013) (4 pages) Paper No: MATS-12-1001; doi: 10.1115/1.4023186 History: Received January 01, 2012; Revised October 10, 2012

In this study a new constitutive equation, using the extrapolation of dynamic recovery (DRV) flow stress curve and kinetic equation for dynamic recrystallization (DRX), has been developed. This model is expressed in terms of characteristic points such as critical stress, critical strain, DRX steady state stress, and DRV saturation stress. Moreover, this analysis was done for the stress-strain curves under hot working condition for Ti-IF steel, but it is not dependent on the type of material and can be extended for any condition that a single peak dynamic recrystallization occurs. The results indicate that the stress-strain curves predicted by this model are in a good agreement with experimentally measured ones at all deformation conditions.

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Fig. 1

Schematic representation of flow stress curves at high temperature

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Fig. 2

Variations of strain hardening rate versus stress up to the peak stress

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Fig. 3

Plot for calculation of MC-Queen constant

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Fig. 4

Extrapolation of DRV flow curve, drop of flow stress and predicted flow curve for Ti-IF steel at temperature of 1050 °C and strain rate of 1 S−1

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Fig. 5

Comparison of measured and predicted stress-strain curves of Ti-IF steel

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Fig. 6

Variation of mean error of flow stress with true strain under different deformation conditions



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