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See detailModeling the ductile fracture and the plastic anisotropy of DC01 steel at room temperature and low strain rates
Tuninetti, Victor; Yuan, Sibo ULg; Gilles, Gaëtan et al

Scientific conference (2016, September)

This paper presents different extensions of the classical GTN damage model implemented in a finite element code. The goal of this study is to assess these extensions for the numerical prediction of ... [more ▼]

This paper presents different extensions of the classical GTN damage model implemented in a finite element code. The goal of this study is to assess these extensions for the numerical prediction of failure of a DC01 steel sheet during a single point incremental forming process, after a proper identification of the material parameters. It is shown that the prediction of failure appears too early compared to experimental results. Though, the use of the Thomason criterion permitted to delay the onset of coalescence and consequently the final failure. [less ▲]

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See detailSingle point incremental forming simulation with adaptive remeshing technique using solid-shell elements
Sena, José; Lequesne, Cedric; Duchene, Laurent ULg et al

in Engineering Computations International Journal for Computer- Aided Engineering and Software (2016), 33(5), 1388-1421

Numerical simulation of the single point incremental forming (SPIF) processes can be very demanding and time consuming due to the constantly changing contact conditions between the tool and the sheet ... [more ▼]

Numerical simulation of the single point incremental forming (SPIF) processes can be very demanding and time consuming due to the constantly changing contact conditions between the tool and the sheet surface, as well as the nonlinear material behaviour combined with non-monotonic strain paths. The purpose of this paper is to propose an adaptive remeshing technique implemented in the in-house implicit finite element code LAGAMINE, to reduce the simulation time. This remeshing technique automatically refines only a portion of the sheet mesh in vicinity of the tool, therefore following the tool motion. As a result, refined meshes are avoided and consequently the total CPU time can be drastically reduced. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the comparison of two solid-shell formulations based on in-plane reduced and full integration schemes in linear and non-linear applications
ben bettaieb, Amine; Velosa de Sena, J.I.; Alves de Sousa, Ricardo et al

in Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (2015), 107

In the present paper, a detailed description of the formulation of the new SSH3D solid-shell element is presented. This formulation is compared with the previously proposed RESS solid-shell element [1, 2 ... [more ▼]

In the present paper, a detailed description of the formulation of the new SSH3D solid-shell element is presented. This formulation is compared with the previously proposed RESS solid-shell element [1, 2]. Both elements were recently implemented within the LAGAMINE in-house research finite element code. These solid-shell elements possess eight nodes with only displacement nodal degrees of freedom (DOF). In order to overcome various locking pathologies, the SSH3D formulation employs the well known Enhanced Assumed Strain (EAS) concept originally introduced by Simo and Rifai [3] and based on the Hu-Veubeke-Washizu variational principle combined with the Assumed Natural Strain (ANS) technique based on the work of Dvorkin and Bathe [4]. For the RESS solid-shell element, on the other hand, only the EAS technique is used with a Reduced Integration (RI) Scheme. A particular characteristic of these elements is their special integration schemes, with an arbitrary number of integration points along the thickness direction, dedicated to analyze problems involving non-linear through-thickness distribution (i.e. metal forming applications) without requiring many element layers. The formulation of the SSH3D element is also particular, with regard to the solid-shell elements proposed in the literature, in the sense that it is characterized by an in-plane full integration and a large variety in terms of (i) enhancing parameters, (ii) the ANS version choice and (iii) the number of integration points through the thickness direction. The choice for these three parameters should be adapted to each problem so as to obtain accurate results and to keep the calculation time low. Numerous numerical examples are performed to investigate the performance of these elements. These examples illustrate the reliability and the efficiency of the proposed formulations in various cases including linear and non-linear problems. SSH3D element is more robust thanks to the various options proposed and its full in-plane integration scheme, while RESS element in more efficient from a computational point of view. [less ▲]

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See detailSize effects and temperature dependence on strain-hardening mechanisms in some face centered cubic materials
HUG, E.; DUBOS, P.A.; keller, C. et al

in Mechanics of Materials (2015), 91

The mechanical behaviour of face centered cubic metals is deeply affected when specimen dimensions decrease from a few The millimeters to a few micrometers. At room temperature, a critical thickness (t ... [more ▼]

The mechanical behaviour of face centered cubic metals is deeply affected when specimen dimensions decrease from a few The millimeters to a few micrometers. At room temperature, a critical thickness (t) to grain size (d) ratio (t/d)c, was previously highlighted, under which the sofiening of mechanical properties became very pronounced both in terms of Hall-Petch relation and work hardening mechanisms. In this work, new experimental results are provided concerning the influence of temperature on this size effect for copper, nickel and Ni-20wt.%Cr, representative of a wide range of deformation mechanisms (i.e. dislocation slip character). It is shown that multicrystalline samples (t/d < (t/d)c) are not deeply affected by an increase in temperature, independently of the planar or wavy character of dislocation glide. For pronounced wavy slip character metals, surface effects in polycrystals (t/d > (t/d)c) are not significant enough to reduce the gap between polycrystal and multierystal mechanical behaviour when the temperature increases. However, a transition from wavy slip to planar glide mechanisms induces a modification ofthe polycrystalline behaviour which tends tovard multicrystalline one with a moderate increase in temperature. This work demonstrates that surface effects and grain size influence can be successfully disassociated for the three studied materials using an analysis supported by the Kooks- Mecking formalism. All these results are supported by microscopic investigations of dislocation substructures and compared to numerical simulations using a stress gradient plasticity model. [less ▲]

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See detailSimulation of a two-slope pyramid made by SPIF using an adaptive remeshing method with solid-shell finite element
Velosa De Sena, José ULg; Guzmán Inostroza, Carlos Felipe ULg; Duchene, Laurent ULg et al

in International Journal of Material Forming (2015)

Single point incremental forming (SPIF) is an emerging application in sheet metal prototyping and small batch production, which enables dieless production of sheet metal parts. This research area has ... [more ▼]

Single point incremental forming (SPIF) is an emerging application in sheet metal prototyping and small batch production, which enables dieless production of sheet metal parts. This research area has grown in the last years, both experimentally and numerically. However, numerical investigations into SPIF process need further improvement to predict the formed shape correctly and faster than current approaches. The current work aims the use of an adaptive remeshing technique, originally developed for shell and later extended to 3D “brick” elements, leading to a Reduced Enhanced Solid-Shell formulation. The CPU time reduction is a demanded request to perform the numerical simulations. A two-slope pyramid shape is used to carry out the numerical simulation and modelling. Its geometric difficulty on the numerical shape prediction and the through thickness stress behaviour are the main analysis targets in the present work. This work confirmed a significant CPU time reduction and an acceptable shape prediction accuracy using an adaptive remeshing method combined with the selected solid-shell element. The stress distribution in thickness direction revealed the occurrence of bending/unbending plus stretching and plastic deformation in regions far from the local deformation in the tool vicinity. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of stress path on the miniaturizatio size effect for nickel polycrystals
Keller, Clement; Hug, Eric; Duchene, Laurent ULg et al

Conference (2015, January 04)

The mechanical behavior of mettalic materials deeply depends on the size of samples. For specimen dimensions de creasing from a few millimeters to a few micrometers, the general observed trend is a ... [more ▼]

The mechanical behavior of mettalic materials deeply depends on the size of samples. For specimen dimensions de creasing from a few millimeters to a few micrometers, the general observed trend is a softening of the mechanical behavior in tension which affects the stress level and the strain hardening. This effect is triggered by the derease of the number of grains across the thickness ( also called thickness"t" over grain size "d" ratio). The objective of this work is to provide new experimental results in order to analyse the miniaturization size effects for various stress paths without strain gradients across the thickness of the samples. To this aim, experimental tensil tests, large tensile tests and shear tests have been performed on Ni sheets ( 0.5mm) with various grain sizes ensuring different t/d ratios. Results show that the miniaturization softening is affected by triaxiality, the larger is this parameter, the lower is the mechanicval softening. These features seem to be linked to surface effects which are larger for low triaxiality stress paths. Attempts of numerical simulations using strain gradient crystal plasticity model are also performed to confirm the role played by surface effects. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of stress path on the miniaturization size effect for nickel polycrystals
Keller, Clement; Hug, Eric; Habraken, Anne ULg et al

in International Journal of Plasticity (2015), 64

The mechanical behavior of metallic materials deeply depends on the size of samples. For specimen dimensions decreasing from a few millimeters to a few micrometers, the general observed trend is a ... [more ▼]

The mechanical behavior of metallic materials deeply depends on the size of samples. For specimen dimensions decreasing from a few millimeters to a few micrometers, the general observed trend is a softening of the mechanical behavior in tension which affects the stress level and the strain hardening. The objective of this work is to provide new experimental results in order to analyze the miniaturization size effects for various stress paths without strain gradients across the thickness of the samples. To this aim, experimental tensile tests, large tensile tests and shear tests have been performed on Ni sheets with various grain sizes. Results show that the miniaturization softening is affected by triaxiality, the larger is this parameter, the lower is the mechanical softening. These features seem to be linked to surface effects which are larger for low triaxiality stress paths. From an industrial point of view, it is hence possible to improve the forming of microparts using suitable stress paths. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessment of a multiscale fatigue damage model associated with stress gradient effects
Duchene, Laurent ULg; Marmi, Abdeljalil ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg

Poster (2014, September)

The aim of this research work is to develop a finite element numerical tool able to predict accurately the fatigue life of mechanical components. These components can have complex geometries, they can be ... [more ▼]

The aim of this research work is to develop a finite element numerical tool able to predict accurately the fatigue life of mechanical components. These components can have complex geometries, they can be submitted to a complex loading, leading to a specific stress field with possible stress concentration. Additionally, the successive cycles of loading are not necessarily identical. It is expected that the numerical tool can handle these demanding constraints. In this respect, a multiaxial fatigue damage model was implemented in our home-made finite element code Lagamine. The finite element method permits to account for the actual geometry of the mechanical part and the loading for the stress computation in the whole structure. The formulation of the multiaxial fatigue model is able to capture: - The non linear damage accumulation for multiblock and variable cyclic loading, - The effect of the mean (hydrostatic) stress, - The effect of the cycles below the fatigue limit if the damage was previously initiated. Finally, the occurrence of stress concentration will significantly reduce the life time of the studied piece. However, it is well-known that the subsequent local degradation of the material will be partly compensated by an enhanced load carrying contribution of the surrounding material, favourably leading to a reduction of the crack propagation. The stress gradients computed with different techniques are incorporated in the model so as to account for such beneficial influence. The physical roots of this model depart from the mesoscopic length scale, where the damage evolution is related to the mesoscopic accumulated plastic strain. Therefore, the variables of the model are defined at both macroscopic and mesoscopic scales and a specific scale transition method was implemented, based on the well-known simplified Zarka method but used at the multiscale level. The predictive capabilities of this multiscale multiaxial model are assessed by means of comparison with the classical Lemaitre-Chaboche model (implemented in the same FE code with stress gradient effects). For both models, the material parameters were identified from SN tests on smooth specimens of Ti-6Al-4V alloy, while the predictions of the models are validated thanks to comparison with experimental tests on notched samples, with stress gradient effects. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical Simulation of a Conical Shape Made by Single Point Incremental Forming
Velosa De Sena, José ULg; Duchene, Laurent ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg et al

in Incremental sheet forming (2014, May 08)

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See detailNumerical Simulation of a Conical Shape Made By Single Point Incremental
Velosa De Sena, José ULg; Guzmán Inostroza, Carlos Felipe ULg; Duchene, Laurent ULg et al

in Incremental sheet forming (2014, January 06)

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See detailExperimental investigation and phenomenological modeling of the quasi-static mechanical behavior of TA6V titanium alloy
Gilles, Gaëtan ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg; Duchene, Laurent ULg

in Key Engineering Materials [=KEM] (2014), 622-623

This paper proposes an experimental and numerical investigation of the quasi-static mechanical behavior of TA6V at room temperature. Different loading conditions ( tension, compression, plane strain ans ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes an experimental and numerical investigation of the quasi-static mechanical behavior of TA6V at room temperature. Different loading conditions ( tension, compression, plane strain ans simple shear) were applied on a 0.6 mm thick sheet in several in plane directions. Based on the experimental results, several identifications are performed to determinate the parameters involved in the CPB06 yield criterion and its extensions. The error/time computation ratio for the different identifications is next analysed to fix the choice of the yield criterion. The latter is finally associated with an isotropic hardening law on the one side and a formulation taking into account the evolution of the yield locus on the other side in order to describe the material. The ability of the proposed formulations to predict the TA6V response is studied int he case of a deep-drawing process. [less ▲]

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See detailAdaptive remeshing technique for the single incremental forming simulations using solid-shell elements
Velosa De Sena, José ULg; Guzmán Inostroza, Carlos Felipe ULg; Duchene, Laurent ULg et al

Scientific conference (2013, September 11)

Nowadays, conventional stamping is a well developed process. It is used for large production manufacturing which amortizes the cost of the tools. However, the possibility to use stamping processes for ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, conventional stamping is a well developed process. It is used for large production manufacturing which amortizes the cost of the tools. However, the possibility to use stamping processes for small volume production or prototypes can be still very expensive. As a result, the Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) emerges as a new possibility to solve the cost problem in small volume production. It is performed in a rapid and economic way without the need of expensive tooling. Its dieless nature makes the process appropriate for rapid prototypes and highly personalized pieces. Despite the progresses achieved during the last years, simulating SPIF through the Finite Element Method (FEM) continues nevertheless to be a demanding task. The constantly changing contact conditions between the tool and the sheet surface, as well as the nonlinear material model combined with non-monotonic strain paths during the forming process. In consequence, simulation time increases, even using shell hypothesis and simple geometries. Furthermore, the simulation with 3D “brick” elements in general increases the CPU time even more. To overcome this difficulty, an adaptive remeshing technique that was previously developed for the LAGAMINE code for shell elements [1] and afterwards extended to RESS (Reduced Enhanced Solid-Shell) finite element [2]. This allows that a portion of the sheet mesh is dynamically refined only in the tool vicinity, following its motion. Accordingly, this avoids the requirement of initially refined mesh and, consequently, the global CPU time is reduced. The current study will be focused in a benchmark simulation example applied to a component made by SPIF process using adaptive remeshing combined with RESS finite element. [less ▲]

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See detailAccurate Single Point Incremental Forming Simulations using Solid-Shell Elements
Guzmán Inostroza, Carlos Felipe ULg; Sena, José Ilídio; Duchene, Laurent ULg et al

Scientific conference (2013, September 11)

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See detailBauschinger effect in thin metallic films by Fem simulations
marandi, kianoosh; vayrette, renaud; Pardoen, Thomas et al

in XII International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Application COMPLAS XII , Barcelone 3-5 septembre 2013 (2013, September)

Unpassivated free-standing gold and aluminium thin films, subjected to tensile tests show Bauschinger effect (BE) during unloading [1,2]. The focus of this work is to investigate the effect of ... [more ▼]

Unpassivated free-standing gold and aluminium thin films, subjected to tensile tests show Bauschinger effect (BE) during unloading [1,2]. The focus of this work is to investigate the effect of microsstructural heterogeneity such as grain sizes on the BE and the macroscopic deformation behavior in thin metallic films. The finite element code LAGAMINE is used to model the response of films involving sets of grains with different strenghts. The numerical results are compared with experimental results from tensile tests on aluminium thin films from the work of Rajagolapan, et al. [2] [less ▲]

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See detailParametric study of metal/polymer multilayer coatings for temperature wrinkling prediction
Zhang, Lihong ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg; Ben Bettaieb, Amine ULg et al

in Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (2013), 22(9), 2437-2445

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See detailNumerical simulation of a pyramid steel sheet formed by single point incremental forming using solid-shell finite elements
Duchene, Laurent ULg; Guzmán Inostroza, Carlos Felipe ULg; Behera, Amar Kumar et al

in Key Engineering Materials [=KEM] (2013)

Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) is an interesting manufacturing process due to its dieless nature and its increased formability compared to conventional forming processes. Nevertheless, the ... [more ▼]

Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) is an interesting manufacturing process due to its dieless nature and its increased formability compared to conventional forming processes. Nevertheless, the process suffers from large geometric deviations when compared to the original CAD profile. One particular example arises when analyzing a truncated two-slope pyramid. In this paper, a finite element simulation of this geometry is carried out using a newly implemented solid-shell element, which is based on the Enhanced Assumed Strain (EAS) and the Assumed Natural Strain (ANS) techniques. The model predicts the shape of the pyramid very well, correctly representing the springback and the through thickness shear (TTS). Besides, the effects of the finite element mesh refinement, the EAS and ANS techniques on the numerical prediction are presented. It is shown that the EAS modes included in the model have a significant influence on the accuracy of the results. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical modeling and digital image correlation strain measurements of coated metal sheets submitted to large bending deformation
Duchene, Laurent ULg; Ben Bettaieb, Amine ULg; Tuninetti Vásquez, Victor ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 16th ESAFORM conference on Material Forming (2013)

The recently developed SSH3D solid-shell element, which is based on the Enhanced Assumed Strain (EAS) and the Assumed Natural Strain (ANS) techniques, is utilized for the modeling of a severe bending ... [more ▼]

The recently developed SSH3D solid-shell element, which is based on the Enhanced Assumed Strain (EAS) and the Assumed Natural Strain (ANS) techniques, is utilized for the modeling of a severe bending sheet forming process. To improve the element's ability to capture the through thickness gradients, a specific integration scheme was developed. In this paper, the performances of this element for the modeling of the T-bent process were assessed thanks to comparison between experimental and numerical results in terms of the strain field at the outer surface of the sheet. The experimental results were obtained by Digital Image Correlation. It is shown that a qualitative agreement between experimental and numerical results is obtained but some numerical parameters should be optimized to improve the accuracy of the simulation predictions. In this respect, the influence of the penalty coefficient of the contact modeling was analyzed. [less ▲]

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