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Acta Mechanica

, Volume 126, Issue 1–4, pp 19–35 | Cite as

A plasticity model for multiaxial cyclic loading and ratchetting

  • G. Z. Voyiadjis
  • I. N. Basuroychowdhury
Original Papers

Summary

The nonlinear behavior of metals when subjected to monotonic and cyclic non-proportional loading is modeled using the proposed hardening rule. The model is based on the Chaboche [1], [2] and Voyiadjis and Sivakumar [3], [4] models incorporating the bounding surface concept. The evolution of the backstress is governed by the deviatoric stress rate direction, the plastic strain rate, the backstress, and the proximity of the yield surface from the bounding surface. In order to ensure uniqueness of the solution, nesting of the yield surface with the bounding surface is ensured. The prediction of the model in uniaxial cyclic loading is compared with the experimental results obtained by Chaboche [1], [2]. The behavior of the model in multiaxial stress space is tested by comparing it with the experimental results in axial and torsional loadings performed by Shiratori et al. [5] for different stress trajectories. The amount of hardening of the material is tested for different complex stress paths. The model gives a very satisfactory result under uniaxial, cyclic and biaxial non-proportional loadings. Ratchetting is also illustrated using a non-proportional loading history.

Keywords

Cyclic Loading Yield Surface Deviatoric Stress Hardening Rule Stress Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Z. Voyiadjis
    • 1
  • I. N. Basuroychowdhury
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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