Numerical Design of Extrusion Process Using Finite Thermo-Elastoviscoplasticity with Damage. Prediction of Chevron Shaped Cracks
The influence of the initial temperature and its evolution with large plastic deformation on the formation of the fully coupled chevron shaped cracks in extrusion is numerically investigated. Fully coupled thermo-elasto-viscoplastic constitutive equations accounting for thermal effects, mixed and nonlinear isotropic and kinematic hardening, isotropic ductile damage with micro-cracks closure effects are used. These constitutive equations have been implemented in Abaqus/Explicit code thanks to the user subroutine vumat and used to perform various numerical simulations needed to investigate the problem. It has been shown that the proposed methodology is efficient to predict the chevron shaped cracks in extrusion function of the main process parameters including the temperature effect.
A. Erman Tekkaya and Nooman Ben Khalifa
C. Labergère et al., "Numerical Design of Extrusion Process Using Finite Thermo-Elastoviscoplasticity with Damage. Prediction of Chevron Shaped Cracks", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 424, pp. 265-272, 2010