Mechanism-Based Numerical Approach to Ductile Fracture in an 2024–T3 Aluminium Alloy


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Ductile fracture of 2024-T3 aluminum alloy has been investigated under tensile and shear loading conditions. In order to predict rupture, a void–based meso–damage constitutive relationship which can deal with both tensile and shear problems is developed and implemented in commercial software ABAQUS. The tensile and shear fracture behaviors including the load–displacement response and crack propagation path, of 2024–T3 aluminum alloy are analyzed using the proposed approach and compared with experimental data. It is shown that the proposed approach can be used to predict the failure of ductile materials under complex loading conditions.



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Bale V. Reddy, Shishir Kumar Sahu, A. Kandasamy and Manuel de La Sen




W. Jiang et al., "Mechanism-Based Numerical Approach to Ductile Fracture in an 2024–T3 Aluminium Alloy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 627, pp. 74-78, 2014

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September 2014




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