Finite element simulation of lamellar copper-silver composites
journal contributionposted on 13.10.2015, 14:02 by Srihari Dodla, A. Bertram, M. Kruger
The mechanical behavior and texture evolution of lamellar Cu-Ag polycrystals are numerically investigated for a uniaxial compression test by three dimensional finite element simulations. In the representative volume element (RVE), the lamellar structure is generated inside the grains. A crystal plasticity material model for large deformations is used at each integration point. In this work, two cold drawn textured Cu-Ag polycrystals are modeled by periodic Voronoi tessellations in the finite element (FE) software ABAQUS. The FE calculations use periodic boundary conditions to simulate the mechanical behavior of the textured polycrystals. The numerical model is validated by experimental compression tests for a constant strain rate of 10-4 s-1 at room temperature. The numerical results in terms of texture of each phase and the mechanical behavior have been compared with the experimental results.
The financial support provided by the German Science Foundation (DFG) through GRK 1554 is acknowledged.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering