Effects of Strain Rate and Temperature on Yield Locus for AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Sheet
The yield locus of type AZ31 magnesium alloy sheet was obtained by performing biaxial tensile tests, using cruciform specimens, at temperatures of 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 P o PC at strain rates of 10P -2 P, 10P -3 P and 10P -4 PsP -1 P. Based on the experimental results, the effects of strain-rate and temperature on the yield locus was discussed. The size of yield locus drastically decreased with increasing temperature and decreased with decreasing strain-rate. Neither von Mises’s criterion or Hill’s can well predict the shape of the yield locus of this sheet metal. Instead of these quadratic yield functions, the yield criterion of Logan-Hosford or Barlat is a better choice for the accurate description of biaxial stress-strain responses at high temperature.
N. Ohno and T. Uehara
T. Naka et al., "Effects of Strain Rate and Temperature on Yield Locus for AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Sheet", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341, pp. 119-124, 2007