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Tension/compression Test Of Auto-body Steel Sheets With The Variation Of The Pre-strain And The Strain Rate

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC110191

Volume

72

Pages

13

Page Range

213 - 225

Published

2011

Size

872 kb

Author(s)

G. H. Bae & H. Huh

Abstract

This paper investigates the tension/compression hardening behaviour of autobody steel sheets with the variation of the pre-strain and the strain rate. To conduct tension/compression tests with the variation of the pre-strain and the strain rate, an experimental method was established by using a newly developed clamping device to suppress buckling of a specimen. The clamping device provides the supporting force from compression-type coil springs during the test with a conventional dynamic material fatigue testing machine. From experiments, the tension/compression hardening behaviour was observed with the variation of the pre-strain and the strain rate. Effects of the pre-strain and the strain rate on the hardening behaviour were also investigated based on the tension/compression test results. Keywords: tension/compression test, clamping device, pre-strain, strain rate. 1 Introduction Spring-back caused by the elastic recovery of the residual stress inside a formed part has been one of the most significant sources of defects in the sheet metal forming process in recent years. Spring-back predictability of numerical simulation, however, has not been satisfactory because its performance is not good enough to calculate accurate residual stress during the forming process. To improve spring-back predictability in numerical simulation, many researchers have been trying to use accurate information of the hardening behaviour of sheet materials in finite element analysis. The hardening behaviour of sheet materials

Keywords

tension/compression test, clamping device, pre-strain, strain rate