A Constitutive Model for Thixotropic Plastic Forming of Composites
A new constitutive model for semi-solid composites forming was derived with analyzing constitutive relationships of semi-solid metal and composites forming. Parameters in the constitutive model were determined by the multiple nonlinear regression method. A constitutive relationship of semi-solid SiCp/AZ61 composites thixotropic plastic forming was proposed. The calculated results were good agreement with the experimental ones. The proposed constitutive model has the higher forecast precision and practical significance. The construction of constitutive model provides references for the thixotropic forming theory, simulation and technology.
Zhengyi Jiang, Xianghua Liu and Jinglong Bu
H. Yan et al., "A Constitutive Model for Thixotropic Plastic Forming of Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 154-155, pp. 690-693, 2011