MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 80, 2016NUMIFORM 2016: The 12th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||MS5: Advanced anisotropic constitutive equations for forming processes simulation|
|Published online||24 October 2016|
On twinning and anisotropy in rolled Mg alloy AZ31 under uniaxial tension
1 State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221116, China
2 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
The Elastic Visco-Plastic Self-Consistent (EVPSC) model, with the recently developed Twinning and De-Twinning (TDT) description, is applied to study the mechanical behaviour of hot-rolled Mg alloy AZ31 under uniaxial tension. Numerical results are compared to the experimental uniaxial tensile tests reported earlier by Chapuis et al.  for the out-of-plane directions of a thick plate along angles of α = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° between the normal direction and longitudinal specimen axis. It is shown that accounting for the initial texture and calibrating the EVPSC-TDT model by using uniaxial tension tests along the rolling direction and normal direction permits prediction of the strength anisotropy and strain hardening behavior along all five tensile directions, i.e. for cases in which the contribution of twinning is dominating, negligible or intermediate.
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