FE Simulation of Viscoplastic Consistency Model

P. Foster, G. Abdelal, S. Goel

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Finite element (FE) simulations provides an inexpensive alternative for material testingof new metal alloys. Carrying out experimental testing is expensive. Nanoindentation is particularly costly due to the equipment needed to work on such a scale. FE simulations provide an inexpensive means of material testing if accurately carried out. This paper will demonstrate the applicability and accuracy of using FE modelling for basic material tests and will propose that the viscoplastic model may be used for nanoindentation testing. The simulations will test the Young’s modulus of materials during analysis when an Abaqus VUMAT is used. The viscoplastic model is incorporated into a subroutine and is tested at the macroscopic scale against previous published results.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 07 Oct 2014
EventRAS 4th Aircraft Structural Design Conference - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 07 Oct 201409 Oct 2014


ConferenceRAS 4th Aircraft Structural Design Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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