A Study on Compressive Anisotropy and Nonassociated Flow Plasticity of the AZ31 Magnesium Alloy in Hot Rolling

Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2014;2014 DOI 10.1155/2014/256194


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Journal Title: Mathematical Problems in Engineering

ISSN: 1024-123X (Print); 1563-5147 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Science: Mathematics

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Guoqiang Wang (College of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China)

Xiaolei Qian (College of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China)

Xuefei Li (College of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China)

Haijing Hou (College of Automotive and Transportation, Tianjin University of Technology and Education, Tianjin 300222, China)

Yi Liu (Northern Heavy-Industries Group Co., Ltd., Shenyang 110141, China)

Yanshan Lou (School of Engineering & Institute of Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Geelong, VIC 3216, Australia)


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Abstract | Full Text

Effect of anisotropy in compression is studied on hot rolling of AZ31 magnesium alloy with a three-dimensional constitutive model based on the quadratic Hill48 yield criterion and nonassociated flow rule (non-AFR). The constitutive model is characterized by compressive tests of AZ31 billets since plastic deformations of materials are mostly caused by compression during rolling processes. The characterized plasticity model is implemented into ABAQUS/Explicit as a user-defined material subroutine (VUMAT) based on semi-implicit backward Euler's method. The subroutine is employed to simulate square-bar rolling processes. The simulation results are compared with rolled specimens and those predicted by the von Mises and the Hill48 yield function under AFR. Moreover, strip rolling is also simulated for AZ31 with the Hill48 yield function under non-AFR. The strip rolling simulation demonstrates that the lateral spread generated by the non-AFR model is in good agreement with experimental data. These comparisons between simulation and experiments validate that the proposed Hill48 yield function under non-AFR provides satisfactory description of plastic deformation behavior in hot rolling for AZ31 alloys in case that the anisotropic parameters in the Hill48 yield function and the non-associated flow rule are calibrated by the compressive experimental results.