Ductile fracture model for structural steel under cyclic large strain loading

Published on Mar 1, 2015in Journal of Constructional Steel Research2.938
· DOI :10.1016/J.JCSR.2014.12.002
Liang-Jiu Jia13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Meijo University),
Hitoshi Kuwamura11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UTokyo: University of Tokyo)
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Abstract This paper aims to predict ductile fracture of mild steel under cyclic large strain loading (CLSL) using only tensile coupon test results. A micromechanics-based fracture model which adopts void growth model and Miner's rule in incremental form is proposed, where fracture is assumed to occur when a damage index reaches unit. Damage is postulated not to accumulate when stress triaxiality is less than a threshold. To calibrate the fracture model, cyclic experimental and numerical studies on hourglass-type coupons are conducted under various loading histories. Since cyclic plasticity models play an important role on the simulation results, two cyclic plasticity models are employed to carry out the simulation, in which the proposed fracture model is employed. The predicted fracture displacements using either of the plasticity models compare with the experimental results with acceptable accuracy.
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