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Wedge indentation of an elastoviscoplastic material
Author(s): Zhihong Huang; Margaret Lucas; Michael J. Adams
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the modeling of the indentation of an elasto-viscoplastic material. The finite element code ABAQUS was used to study the bulk mechanical, thermal and interface frictional characteristics for rigid wedge indenters. A series of simulations has been performed at a constant velocity to prescribed depths of penetration for a range of wedge surface temperatures and semi-included angles. Selected experimental data are provided as a basis for validating the numerical simulation. In the simulations, the constitutive behavior of the model material Plasticine is treated as non-linear elasto-viscoplastic, in which the stress scales linearly with the elastic strain and non-linearly with the plastic strain rate. The result demonstrate that the FE simulations agree well with the experimental dat of displacement, strain and stress for all the range of wedge angles and temperatures examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4537, Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, (29 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468791
Show Author Affiliations
Zhihong Huang, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Margaret Lucas, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Michael J. Adams, Unilever Research (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4537:
Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics
Xiaoping Wu; Yuwen Qin; Jing Fang; Jingtang Ke, Editor(s)

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