On the elasto-viscoplastic behavior of the Ti5553 alloy

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Bettaieb, Mohamed Ben ; Hoof, Thibaut Van ; Pardoen, Thomas ; Dufour, Philippe ; Lenain, Astrid ; Jacques, Pascal ; Habraken, Anne Marie (2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier S.A.
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2014.08.055
  • Subject: Viscoplasticity | Ti-6Al-4V alloy | Ti5553 alloy | Ti–6Al–4V alloy | FE simulations | Norton-Hoff model | Anisotropy | [ SPI.MECA ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Mechanics [physics.med-ph] | [ SPI.MAT ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Materials | Norton–Hoff model

International audience; The elastoviscoplastic behavior of the Ti5553 alloy is characterized and compared to the classical Ti–6Al–4V alloy. The true stress–strain curves are determined based on tensile tests performed under different strain rates at room temperature and at 1501C, from which the elastic constants and the parameters of a Norton–Hoff viscoplastic model are identified. The strength of the Ti5553 alloy is 20–40% higher than the strength of the Ti–6Al–4V alloy. The Ti5553 alloy constitutes thus a promising candidate for advanced structural applications. In view of modeling structural applications of forming operations, the elastic and plastic initial anisotropy of the two alloys is investigated by combining compression on cylinders with elliptical sections, uniaxial tensile tests in different material directions, plane strain andshear tests. The initial anisotropy of the different alloys is very weak which justifies the modeling of the mechanical behavior with an isotropic yield surface. The identified elastoviscoplastic model is validated by comparing experimental results with FE predictions both on cylindrical notched specimens subjected to tensile tests and onflat specimens subjected to plane strain conditions.