A Mechanical Model for TRIP Sheet Steel Forming
An enhanced elastic-plastic constitutive equation taking into account strain induced transformation and its effect on work hardening of TRIP steel during deformation are investigated. The transformation rate relies on the stress triaxiality. The strain hardening of the TRIP steel takes on parabola shape because of the austenite changed to the martensite during straining. The physical model is verified by comparing with the stress-strain relation of the uniaxial tension experiment. The results showed that the steel keeps a high hardening potential which retards the onset of necking and a good formability thanks to the martensitic strain-induced transformation and the subsequent austenite hardening.
Chuansheng Wang, Lianxiang Ma and Weiming Yang
T. K. Shan and L. Liu, "A Mechanical Model for TRIP Sheet Steel Forming", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 221, pp. 21-26, 2011