Study on Ductile Fracture Including Shear-Lip Fracture under Mixed Mode Loading Condition
Dimple fracture tests are conducted under mode I and mixed mode lading conditions. Dimple fracture zone and shear-lip fracture zone are observed by scanning electron microscope precisely. It is found that crack growth direction is affected largely by the change of loading condition. It is also found that the differences of fracture pattern between mid-plane and at free surface are very large. Void diameter and crack growth direction are measured. Numerical simulation is conducted to simulate fracture tests in three-dimensional field. Gurson’s constitutive equation is used and large deformation analyses are conducted. It is assumed that void nucleation is controlled by both plastic strain and stress. Numerical results are compared with those of experiments. It is found that results of numerical simulation agree well with those of experiment qualitatively.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
M. Kikuchi and S. Sannoumaru, "Study on Ductile Fracture Including Shear-Lip Fracture under Mixed Mode Loading Condition", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 23-28, 2008