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Identification of an advanced constitutive model of Magnesium alloy AZ31B

Abstract : The main aim of this paper is to study the flow behavior of the AZ31B magnesium alloy by means of tensile tests performed in extended ranges of temperature and strain rates. The flow stress-strain curves analyzed by power law type constitutive equation [1] can only fit well with experimental curves at the work-hardening stage. A new mathematical model is studied to describe the softening behavior of material based on tensile experiments. The relative parameters are obtained by fitting the equation with the experimental data. The genetic algorithm has been used to obtain the global optimal fitting parameters. The comparison between the fitted and experimental data proves the effectiveness of the model. The results indicate that this model leads to a better simulation of the flow stress during the softening stage than that of the power law equation. Based on this model, the deep drawing process has been simulated with the commercial finite element code FORGE®. The punch load and thickness distribution of AZ31 sheet have been studied. The study of the results is helpful to the application of the stamping technology for the magnesium alloy sheet.
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Zhigang Liu, Elisabeth Massoni. Identification of an advanced constitutive model of Magnesium alloy AZ31B. The 14th International Esaform Conference on Material Forming: ESAFORM 2011, Apr 2011, Belfast, United Kingdom. pp.1476-1481 - ISBN 978-0-7354-0911-8, ⟨10.1063/1.3589725⟩. ⟨hal-00590296⟩



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