Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Modeling of strain rate history effects in BCC metals

Srdjan Simunovic*, Phani V.V.K. Nukala
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Computational Materials Science Group, TN 37831-6164, USA

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We propose a new material modeling approach for BCC metals, based on the addition of an internal state variable for modeling the strain rate history effects. The new internal state variable, rISV, has the dimensions of the strain rate and associates the material microstructural state at a given plastic strain to an equivalent state that would be produced by a constant strain rate test of magnitude rISV. The proposed formulation accounts for the strain rate history effects where the transients due to strain rate jumps are significant. The proposed concept is also applicable for modeling discontinuous yielding phenomena and peak forces during impact.

Keywords:  Strain rate sensitivity; Strain rate history, BCC metals

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