Finite element verification on constitutive law of AZ31 magnesium alloy at 400 °c

Shih Tsung Tseng, Hsuan Teh Hu

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A constitutive law is offered for an AZ31B-H24 Mg alloy within a strain rate range of 10-5-10-2 s-1 at a temperature of 400 C. The constitutive law, which is developed by curve fitting the tensile tests data, is expressed as a flow stress function of strain and strain rate. Furthermore, the constitutive law is embedded into a proper FE model to simulate the tensile experiments for the purpose of verifying reliability, where the incremental stress-strain relationships are calculated by an elastic-plastic theory in the finite element analysis (FEA). The results show that the stress-strain characteristics and the final deformed shapes in the FEA agree well with the experiments. In addition, the predicting analysis of constant-velocity stretch conditions and the verification of a free bulge forming experiment show that the proposed FE model is practicable for mechanical analysis on superplastic forming problems. A selective numerical method is offered for advanced superplastic analysis on AZ31 Mg alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3372-3382
Number of pages11
JournalTransactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition)
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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