Microstructure-based Mechanical Behaviour in Structural Analyses of Cast Components
2012 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
In the process of developing cast iron and cast aluminium components, the co-operation between product development and production is important. On the engineering level, this co-operation is limited already in the product development phase e.g. by the lack of established methods to consider the mechanical behaviour of the completed component.
This thesis aims to increase the possibilities for co-operation in the product realisation process between product development and production by enabling the use of predicted local mechanical behaviour in structural analyses of cast components. A literature review on existing simulation methods and a work on characterization of mechanical behaviour from microstructural features are performed to identify important knowledge gaps. A simulation strategy is formulated that is able to predict local mechanical behaviour throughout the entire component and incorporate the behaviour into a Finite Element Method (FEM) simulation of the structural behaviour of the component. In the simulation strategy, the component specific microstructure-based mechanical behaviour is predicted using a casting process simulation. A computer program is developed to create FEM material definitions that capture the local variations in mechanical behaviour throughout the component.
The relevance of the simulation strategy is demonstrated for a ductile iron component. It is found that the local variations in mechanical behaviour result in a stress-strain distribution in the component that a homogeneous material description fails to express. Residual stresses affect the mechanical behaviour at low loads. At higher loads, however, the accuracy of the simulation is determined by the local variations in mechanical behaviour. Using a material reduction technique, the local mechanical behaviour can be incorporated without increasing the FEM simulation time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: School of Engineering, Jönköping University , 2012. , 42 p.
JTH Dissertation Series, 1
Component behaviour, Structural analysis, Mechanical behaviour, Casting process simulation, Finite element method simulation
Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19127ISBN: 978-91-87289-01-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-19127DiVA: diva2:543691
2012-08-31, Jönköpings Tekniska Högskola, E1405 Gjuterisalen, Gjuterigatan 5, Jönköping, 10:00 (Swedish)
Sjögren, Torsten, Ph.D.
Svensson, Ingvar L., ProfessorSeifeddine, Salem, Ph.D.
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