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Title: Sandia fracture challenge 2: Sandia California's modeling approach

The second Sandia Fracture Challenge illustrates that predicting the ductile fracture of Ti-6Al-4V subjected to moderate and elevated rates of loading requires thermomechanical coupling, elasto-thermo-poro-viscoplastic constitutive models with the physics of anisotropy and regularized numerical methods for crack initiation and propagation. We detail our initial approach with an emphasis on iterative calibration and systematically increasing complexity to accommodate anisotropy in the context of an isotropic material model. Blind predictions illustrate strengths and weaknesses of our initial approach. We then revisit our findings to illustrate the importance of including anisotropy in the failure process. Furthermore, mesh-independent solutions of continuum damage models having both isotropic and anisotropic yields surfaces are obtained through nonlocality and localization elements.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0376-9429; 614705
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Fracture
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 198; Journal Issue: 1-2; Journal ID: ISSN 0376-9429
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE titanium alloys; Ti-6Al-4V; fracture; failure; localization; anisotropy; viscoplasticity; void evolution; thermomechanical; regularization; nonlocality; surface elements