Viscoplastic collapse of sharp-notched circular tubes under cyclic bending

Kuo Long Lee, Chien Min Hsu, Wen Fung Pan

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This study discusses the experimental result of the viscoplastic response and collapse of sharp-notched 316L stainless steel tubes with different notched depths subjected to cyclic bending. The tube bending machine and curvature-ovalization measurement apparatus were used for conducting the symmetric curvature-controlled cyclic bending. To highlight the viscoplastic behavior, three different curvature-rates, 0.0035, 0.035 and 0.35 m -1s-1, were controlled. Observations of a certain curvature-rate reveal that five almost parallel lines corresponding to five different notch-depth (0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0 mm) tubes were presented in the experimental relationship between the cyclic controlled curvature and the number of cycles needed to produce buckling on a log-log scale. However, the slopes for the three different curvature-rates are different. An empirical formulation was proposed to simulate the aforementioned relationship. When comparing with the experimental findings, the simulation was in good agreement with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-641
Number of pages13
JournalActa Mechanica Solida Sinica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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