An anisotropic damage-based plastic yield criterion and its application to analysis of metal forming process

W. Shen, L. H. Peng, Chak Yin Tang

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Based on the continuum damage mechanics (CDM), both the total damage growth force and the damage equivalent stress has been firstly derived. Material and damage are considered to be anisotropic in this theoretical model. A new damage-based plastic yield criterion, where the damage equivalent stress is taken as the yield function, and the corresponding damage evolution equation has been established. A relation between the damage variable and the plastic deformation has been proposed. This relation can be applied to obtain the damage history in terms of Moiré photo-mechanics technology in this work. In addition, from the anisotropic damage-based plastic yield criterion presented, the large-scale finite element codes ABAQUS/Explicit in conjunction with the damage experimental results has been then used to calculate some mechanical variable fields in metal forming process. It has finally been verified that the position corresponding to the maximum value in damage equivalent stress field accurately coincides with the initial place of macro-crack given by Erichsen cupping tests carried out by authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1897-1922
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005


  • Continuity tensor
  • Damage equivalent stress
  • Erichsen cupping test
  • Metal forming process
  • Plastic yield criterion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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