1st European Mechanics of Materials Conference on Local Approach to Fracture '86 - 96'
J. Phys. IV France 06 (1996) C6-155-C6-164
Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Void Nucleation in an AlMgSi AlloyO.P. Søvik
Raufoss Hydro Automotive Research Centre, P.O. Box 41, 2831 Raufoss, Norway
The nucleation of microvoids from second phase particles in an AlMgSi alloy has been investigated. The work has comprised detailed stress analyses of elastic particles situated in an elastic-plastic matrix as well as damage mechanics analyses of the ductile fracture behaviour of smooth and notched axisymmetric tensile specimens. Based on the micromechanical analyses of isolated particles, general expressions relating local stresses in the particles to the stresses on a mesoscopic (continuum) level have been derived. These relationships have been incorporated into the classical Gurson model. Combined with a failure criterion based on a physical coalescence mechanism, a calibration with experimental results enabled the establishment of a set of micromechanical parameters which are transferable between different stress triaxialities.
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