Accession Number:

ADA200617

Title:

Determination of Ductile Alloy Constitutive Response by Iterative Finite Element and Laboratory Video Image Correlation

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1988-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The accurate description of material response consists of a material constitutive formulation and material parameter values. The reduction of material test specimen load versus displacement data to constitutive parameters is often precluded by inelastic material response and deformation inhomogeneity within the specimen. For ductile engineering alloys, these effects are influenced by specimen geometry and must be uncoupled from specimen geometry to characterize the large strain material response. The accuracy of material parameters at such strains should be demonstrated for subsequent applications to design and analysis. Iterative solution for material constitutive parameters is discussed in the investigation. The use of video image processing of laboratory tensile test specimens is combined with successive computational simulations of the specimen responses. The solution for HSLA-80 steel constitutive parameters, in the context of incremental plasticity theory, is presented. The material response is treated as the unknown in the computational simulations. It is iteratively modified to achieve correlation with the laboratory experiments. Two different specimen length-to-diameter aspect ratios are utilized to ensure the geometry independence of the material solution and to facilitate efficient solution. The constitutive iteration sequence illustrates the sensitivity of specimen response to material nonlinearity. RH

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE