Numerical analysis of high strain rate failure of electro-magnetically loaded steel sheets
1 Solid Mechanics Laboratory (CNRS-UMR 7649), Department of Mechanics, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
2 Impact and Crashworthiness Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
3 Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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Published online: 7 September 2015
Electro-magnetic forces provide a potentially power full means in designing dynamic experiments with active control of the loading conditions. This article deals with the development of computational models to simulate the thermo-mechanical response of electro-magnetically loaded metallic structures. The model assumes linear electromagnetic constitutive equations and time-independent electric induction to estimate the Joule heating and the Lorentz forces. The latter are then taken into account when evaluating stress equilibrium. A thermo-visco-plastic model with Johnson-Cook type of temperature and strain rate dependence and combined Swift-Voce hardening is used to evaluate the material's thermo-mechanical response. As a first application, the model is used to analyse the effect of electro-magnetic loading on the ductility of advanced high strength steels.
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