On the numerical implementation of elasto-plastic constitutive equations for metal forming


  • Tudor Balan


elasto-plasticity, time integration, constitutive algorithm


This paper is devoted to the time integration of elasto-plastic constitutive models, in view of their implementation in finite element software for the simulation of metal forming processes. Both implicit and explicit time integration schemes are reviewed and presented in algorithmic form. The incremental kinematics are also treated, so that the proposed algorithms can be used stand-alone, outside a finite element code, or they can serve to implement non-classical incremental kinematics. Full algorithms are provided, along with examples of application to non-monotonic loading for a mild steel and a dual phase steel.


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