Mechanical response of stainless steel subjected to biaxial load path changes:Cruciform experiments and multi-scale modeling

Upadhyay, M.V. and Patra, A. and Wen, W. and Panzner, T. and Van Petegem, S. and Tomé, C.N. and Lebensohn, R.A. and Van Swygenhoven, H. (2018) Mechanical response of stainless steel subjected to biaxial load path changes:Cruciform experiments and multi-scale modeling. International Journal of Plasticity, 108. pp. 144-168. ISSN 0749-6419

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We propose a multi-scale modeling approach that can simulate the microstructural and mechanical behavior of metal/alloy parts with complex geometries subjected to multi-axial load path changes. The model is used to understand the biaxial load path change behavior of 316L stainless steel cruciform samples. At the macroscale, a finite element approach is used to simulate the cruciform geometry and numerically predict the gauge stresses, which are difficult to obtain analytically. At each material point in the finite element mesh, the anisotropic viscoplastic self-consistent model is used to simulate the role of texture evolution on the mechanical response. At the single crystal level, a dislocation density based hardening law that appropriately captures the role of multi-axial load path changes on slip activity is used. The combined approach is experimentally validated using cruciform samples subjected to uniaxial load and unload followed by different biaxial reloads in the angular range [27 degrees, 90 degrees]. Polycrystalline yield surfaces before and after load path changes are generated using the full-field elasto-viscoplastic fast Fourier transform model to study the influence of the deformation history and reloading direction on the mechanical response, including the Bauschinger effect, of these cruciform samples. Results reveal that the Bauschinger effect is strongly dependent on the first loading direction and strain, intergranular and macroscopic residual stresses after first load, and the reloading angle. The microstructural origins of the mechanical response are discussed.

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