Strain rate and temperature are variables of fundamental importance for the definition of the mechanical behavior of materials. In some elastic-plastic models, the effects, coming from these two quantities, are considered to act independently. This approach should, in some cases, allow to greatly simplify the experimental phase correlated to the parameter identification of the material model. Nevertheless, in several applications, the material is subjected to dynamic load at very high temperature, as, for example, in case of machining operation or high energy deposition on metals. In these cases, to consider the effect of strain rate and temperature decoupled could not be acceptable. In this perspective, in this work, a methodology for testing materials varying both strain rate and temperature was described and applied for the mechanical characterization of Glidcop Al-15, a copper-based composite reinforced with alumina dispersion, often used in nuclear applications. The tests at high strain rate were performed using the Hopkinson Bar setup for the direct tensile tests. The heating of the specimen was performed using an induction coil system and the temperature was controlled on the basis of signals from thermocouples directly welded on the specimen surface. Varying the strain rate, Glidcop Al-15 shows a moderate strain-rate sensitivity at room temperature, while it considerably increases at high temperature: material thermal softening and strain-rate hardening are strongly coupled. The experimental data were fitted using a modified formulation of the Zerilli-Armstrong model able to reproduce this kind of behavior with a good level of accuracy.
Mechanical Behavior of Glidcop Al-15 at High Temperature and Strain Rate / Scapin M.; Peroni L.; Fichera C.. - In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE. - ISSN 1059-9495. - 23:5(2014), pp. 1641-1650. [10.1007/s11665-014-0918-7]
|Titolo:||Mechanical Behavior of Glidcop Al-15 at High Temperature and Strain Rate|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11665-014-0918-7|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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