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Material plastic properties characterization by coupling experimental and numerical analysis of small punch beam tests

Zhou, Xingguo and Pan, Wenke and Mackenzie, Donald (2011) Material plastic properties characterization by coupling experimental and numerical analysis of small punch beam tests. In: 19th Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering, ACME 2011, 2011-04-05 - 2011-04-06, Edinburgh,.

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    Abstract

    The small punch test method of characterizing material properties was introduced about thirty years ago. It has an advantage over conventional tensile test methods in that only a small sample of material is needed. A disadvantage of the method is that manufacture of the small hemispherical punch head is difficult and expensive due to the high dimensional accuracy requirements. Here an alternative design of punch is presented: a small punch beam test system consisting of a top die, a bottom die and a flat punch with semi-circular cross-section head. By coupling the numerical modelling and experimental results, a genetic algorithm has been used to characterize the material plastic properties.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 31460
    Notes: ISBN: 978-0-9565951-1-9
    Keywords: small punch beam test , plasticity , material characterization , genetic algorithm, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Mechanical Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Numerical Analysis
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2011 14:16
    Last modified: 01 Jul 2014 10:09
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/31460

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