Modeling of Flow Stress for one New Kind of Metastable β Titanium Alloy at High Temperature
Based on the characteristics of the flow stress curves for one new kind of metastable Ti2448 titanium alloy from isothermal hot compression tests, the constitutive model was developed to describe the relation between flow stress and strain, strain rate, deformation temperature completely. During this process, the flow behavior of alloy at high temperature undergo flow softening caused by dynamic recovery (DRV) was modeled by the adopted hyperbolic sine function based on the unified viscoplasticity theory, the further drop in flow stress after the peak value in stress-strain curves was assumed to be caused by temperature rise and the constitutive model was modified accordingly. Additionally, the material constants were determined by optimization strategies, which is a new method to solve the nonlinear constitutive equation. The stress-strain curves predicted by the developed constitutive model well agree with experimental results, which conﬁrms that the developed constitutive model gives an accurate estimate of the ﬂow stress of Ti2448 titanium alloy and can provide an effect method to model the flow behavior of metastable titanium alloy at high temperature.
Z. J. Wang et al., "Modeling of Flow Stress for one New Kind of Metastable β Titanium Alloy at High Temperature", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 716-721, 2011