Effect of the plasticity model on the yield surface evolution after abrupt strain-path changes

Abstract

Abrupt strain path changes without elastic unloading have been used in the literature to investigate the yield surface of sheet metals, both experimentally and theoretically. Such pioneering studies emphasized an apparent non-normality of the plastic strain rate tensor with respect to the trace of the yield surface in stress space, following such a strain-path change. They inspired numerous subsequent developments of plasticity models including non-associated flow rules. In this paper, this type of abrupt strain-path changes is investigated using state-of-the-art plasticity models. The aim is to emphasize the respective contributions of elasticity, isotropic-kinematic hardening, and rate sensitivity, to the apparent violation of the normality condition. The results show that these classical ingredients of plasticity models significantly contribute to the apparent vertex and loss of normality. These effects are quantified for typical sheet metals subject to biaxial-to-shear orthogonal strain path change.Bourse CS

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