Mechanical characterization of anisotropic elasto-plastic materials by indentation curves only
Anisotropy, usually orthotropy, arises in structural materials, particularly metals, due to production processes like laminations and concerns primarily parameters which govern the plastic behavior. Identification of such parameters is investigated here by a novel approach with the following features: experimental data provided by indentation curves only (not by imprint geometry); indenter shape with elliptical cross-section derived from classical conical or spherical shape and optimized by sensitivity analyses; indentation test repeated in near places after indenter rotation; deterministic inverse analyses centered on discrepancy function minimization and made computationally economical by an a priori model reduction procedure.
Keywords:Anisotropy / Elastoplasticity / Indentation / Inverse analysis
Source:Meccanica, 2014, 49, 7, 1587-1599
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