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Representation of Materials Constitutive Responses in Finite Element-Based Design Codes

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Abstract

Finite element analysis codes developed originally for engineering structural analysis and design have been adopted by many investigators for materials science studies, and for development of computational material models on the continuum scale. The variety of modeling tools, solution paths, and utilities for constructing new material models make the commercial finite element codes an attractive environment for material model development. This chapter reviews several commonly used continuum mechanics codes, with emphasis on capabilities for representing important classes of material behaviors. A detailed discussion is presented of modeling anisotropic and heterogeneous material structures using representative volume elements and repeating unit cells, with particular emphasis on metallic and intermetallic engineering materials. The presentation includes numerical representations of microscopic and macroscopic material behaviors, and recent efforts to link the responses at these length scales. Numerical and phenomenological aspects of the development of material constitutive models are discussed.

Keywords

Slip System Representative Volume Element Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Code Finite Element Method Modeling 
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  1. 1.Universal Energy SystemsDaytonUSA

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