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Evaluation of Ductile Damage Parameters under High Stress Triaxiality

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The GTN model proposed by Gurson, Tvergaard and Needleman has been widely applied to predict ductile fracture. However, the evaluation of the GTN model under high stress triaxiality has only been reported in a few studies. In this paper, a series of tensile tests on round notched specimens were performed to evaluate the applicability of the GTN model parameters under high stress triaxiality. The evaluation was carried out by comparing the predicted load-displacement curves with experimental results. It was observed the GTN model parameters only depend on the material except the critical void volume fraction. The influence of stress triaxiality on the critical void volume fraction was discussed. A further discussion about the construction of a new void coalescence criterion for the GTN model was also presented in this paper.

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Zhong, J., Xu, T., Guan, K. et al. Evaluation of Ductile Damage Parameters under High Stress Triaxiality. Exp Mech 57, 501–504 (2017).

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  • GTN model parameters
  • Applicability
  • High stress triaxiality
  • Void coalescence criterion
  • Numerical simulations