Microchemistry-dependent simulation of yield stress and flow stress in non-heat treatable Al sheet alloys

Wong, S.L. and Laptyeva, G. and Brüggemann, T. and Engler, O. and Roters, F. and Raabe, D. and Karhausen, K.-F.

Volume: 28 Pages:
DOI: 10.1088/1361-651X/ab71c0
Published: 2020

A flow stress model which considers the processing conditions for a given alloy composition as well as the microchemistry of the alloy allows for integrated optimization of alloy composition, thermal treatments and forming operations to achieve the desired properties in the most efficient processing route. In the past, a statistical flow stress model for cell forming metals, 3IVM+ (3 Internal Variable Model), has been used for through process modeling of sheet production. However, this model was restricted to a given alloy in the state in which it was calibrated. In this work, the existing 3IVM+ model is augmented with an analytical solute strengthening model which uses input from ab initio simulations. Furthermore, a new particle strengthening model for non-shearable precipitates has been introduced which takes Orowan looping at low temperatures and dislocation climb at high temperatures into account. Hence, the present modeling approach considers the strengthening contributions from solutes, precipitates and forest dislocations. Three case studies on the alloys AA 1110, AA 3003 and AA 8014 are presented to assess the performance of the model in simulating the yield stress and flow stress of Al alloys over a wide range of temperatures and strain rates. © 2020 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd.

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