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Mechanical Characterisation Of A Viscous-elastic Plastic Material, Sensitive To Hydrostatic Pressure And Temperature

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM060221

Volume

85

Pages

13

Published

2006

Size

2,035 kb

Author(s)

V. D. Le, M. Caliez, M. Gratton, A. Frachon & D. Picart

Abstract

This paper deals with the characterization of the static mechanical behaviour of an energetic material. Due to the constituents (crystals and a polymeric binder), the behaviour is influenced by the pressure, the temperature and the strain rate. The temperature, considered varying slowly, is a parameter and the computational problems are uncoupled. Therefore, a complete experimental protocol and a model have been developed. Inspired from the Visco-Scram model, the behaviour is described using a general Maxwell model in which all the branches are affected by an isotropic damage. The first branch takes into account elastic-plastic behaviour. The yield stress is given by a parabolic criterion, characterized using compressive, tensile and tri-axial tests. The hardening is isotropic and the plastic flow rule is nonassociated. The other branches are viscoelastic. A genetic algorithm is used to optimise the viscoelastic parameters, previously obtained using DMA measurements. Comparisons between the model and experiments are proposed for different temperatures, strain rates and pressures. At last, a user material subroutine has been developed in Abaqus Standard and finite element computations of the Brazilian test are compared to the experimental response. Keywords: energetic material, parabolic plastic criterion, genetic algorithm, DMA, viscoelasticity, Isotropic damage, Brazilian tests.

Keywords

energetic material, parabolic plastic criterion, genetic algorithm, DMA, viscoelasticity, Isotropic damage, Brazilian tests.