Strength of Materials

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 40–55 | Cite as

Thermomechanical Coupling Model for a Stainless Steel-Clad Plate on Heat Treatment

  • B. GuanEmail author
  • Y. Zang
  • F. Yang
  • X. Y. Yang
  • Q. Qin

Quick and correct prediction of the internal stress and deformation of stainless steel-clad plates on heat treatment is a problem of specific interest. A thermomechanical coupling model based on the engineering elastic-plastic theory is detailed. The discretization method and difference equations used simultaneously provide effective numerical calculations for the model. The generalized finite element model verifies relevant simplification conditions and efficiency of the numerical calculation logic. Heat treatment experiments of clad plates are also designed and presented, and the ability of the model to predict the stress and deformation behavior of the clad plate in the actual heat treatment process is evaluated. The calculation logic of the model is reasonable, and the prediction error of deformation and internal stress of the plate is ~15%. The model exhibits an extremely high computational efficiency and can meet the requirements of on-line analysis for heat treatment processes.


stainless steel-clad plates heat treatment thermomechanical coupling model deformation and internal stress prediction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Guan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Y. Zang
    • 1
  • F. Yang
    • 1
  • X. Y. Yang
    • 1
  • Q. Qin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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