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Experimental Testing And Numerical Modelling Of AM5OA Magnesium Alloy For Structures Subjected To Large Deformation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM010321

Volume

30

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,132 kb

Author(s)

W. Altenhoj M. Laframboise, J. Losher, A. Raczy, A. Alpas

Abstract

Experimental testing and numerical modeling of AM50A magnesium alloy for structures subjected to large deformation W. Altenhof, M. Laframboise, J. Losher, A. Raczy, A. Alpas Department of Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada Abstract Automotive companies place a significant amount of effort on lowering the overall weight of a vehicle. Lightweight aluminum and magnesium alloys are replacing automotive structures which were traditionally developed from steels. With the increase in safety regulations automotive manufacturers have implemented finite element methods for the crashworthiness analysis of vehicular components subjected to large deformation. Material modeling of magnesium alloys and the use of constitutive equations to describe material behaviour is not as extensive as that of carbon steels. This research concentrates on the development of a material model for the AM50A magnesium alloy. Experimental and numerical simulation of st

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