Evolution of plastic anisotropy and strain rate sensitivity

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  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology


In this study, it is aimed to formulate a constitutive model accounting for the evolving features of the plastic anisotropy, in terms of both stresses and r-values, and the strain rate sensitivity during the plastic deformation. For the model calibration and validation, a bcc ferritic steel is selected. The material parameters are calibrated by tensile experiments under different loading configurations and different strain rates. Nakajima tests are conducted to characterise the cold formability of the selected steel. The model prediction is compared with the experimental results and it is concluded that the formability prediction is significantly improved when considering the evolving features during the plastic deformation.


Original languageEnglish
Article number12063
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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