Record number :
1418930
Title of article :
A constitutive model for transversely isotropic foams, and its application to the indentation of balsa wood
Author/Authors :
Tagarielli، نويسنده , , V.L. and Deshpande، نويسنده , , V.S. and Fleck، نويسنده , , Su-Na and Chen، نويسنده , , C.، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
ماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
Pages :
21
From page :
666
To page :
686
Abstract :
An elastic-plastic constitutive model for transversely isotropic compressible solids (foams) has been developed. A quadratic yield surface with four parameters and one hardening function is proposed. Associated plastic flow is assumed and the yield surface evolves in a self-similar manner calibrated by the uniaxial compressive (or tensile) response of the cellular solid in the axial direction. All material constants in the model (elastic and plastic) can be determined from a combination of a total of four uniaxial and shear tests. The model is used to predict the indentation response of balsa wood to a conical indenter. For the three cone angles considered in this study, very good agreement is found between the experimental measurements and the finite element (FE) predictions of the transversely isotropic cellular solid model. On the other hand, an isotropic foam model is shown to be inadequate to capture the indentation response.
Keywords :
Balsa wood , Finite element , Transversely isotropic , Cellular solids , Constitutive model
Journal title :
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
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