EFFECTS OF THE STRAIN RATE SENSITIVITY AND STRAIN HARDENING ON THE SATURATED IMPULSE OF PLATES

Authors

  • LING ZHU DEPARTMENTS OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, OCEAN AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, SCHOOL OF TRANSPORTATION, WUHAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
  • XU HE GREEN SHIP AND MARINE ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE, WUHAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
  • F. L. CHEN INSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS
  • XUEYU BAI GREEN SHIP AND MARINE ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE, WUHAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Keywords:

SATURATED IMPULSE, SCALE EFFECT, STRAIN RATE SENSITIVITY, STRAIN HARDENING

Abstract

THIS PAPER STUDIES THE STIFFENING EFFECTS OF THE MATERIAL STRAIN RATE SENSITIVITY AND STRAIN HARDENING ON THE SATURATED IMPULSE OF ELASTIC, PERFECTLY PLASTIC PLATES. FINITE ELEMENT (FE) CODE ABAQUS IS EMPLOYED TO SIMULATE THE ELASTOPLASTIC RESPONSE OF SQUARE PLATES UNDER RECTANGULAR PRESSURE PULSE. RIGID-PLASTIC ANALYSES FOR SATURATED IMPULSE, WHICH CONSIDER STRAIN RATE SENSITIVITY AND STRAIN HARDENING, ARE CONDUCTED. SATISFACTORY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE FINITE ELEMENT MODELS (FEM) AND PREDICTIONS OF THE RIGID-PLASTIC ANALYSIS IS OBTAINED, WHICH VERIFIES THAT THE PROPOSED RIGID-PLASTIC METHODS ARE EFFECTIVE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM INCLUDING STRAIN RATE SENSITIVITY AND STRAIN HARDENING. THE QUANTITATIVE RESULTS FOR THE SCALE EFFECT OF THE STRAIN RATE SENSITIVITY ARE GIVEN. THE RESULTS FOR THE STIFFENING EFFECTS SUGGEST THAT TWO GENERAL STIFFENING FACTORS N1 AND N2 , WHICH CHARACTERIZES THE STRAIN RATE SENSITIVITY AND STRAIN HARDENING EFFECT, RESPECTIVELY CAN BE DEFINED. THE SATURATED DISPLACEMENT IS INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO THE STIFFENING FACTORS (I.E. N 1 AND N2 ) AND SATURATED IMPULSE IS INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO THE SQUARE ROOTS OF THE STIFFENING FACTORS. FORMULAE FOR DISPLACEMENT AND SATURATED IMPULSE ARE PROPOSED BASED ON THE CURVE FITTING TECHNIQUE.

Published

2017-05-26

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