DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1601 - 1607
Section Numerical Simulations
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1601-1607
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009226

Simulation of multiple shear-bands in collapsing cylinder experiments

Z. Lovinger and Y. Partom

RAFAEL, P.O.B 2250, Haifa 31021, Israel

Published online: 15 September 2009

This work presents 2D numerical simulations of shear-band formation in collapsing thick walled cylinder experiments with 304L stainless steel. We use a simple shear-failure model which incorporates a positive feedback mechanism. Both the global behavior and the shear band evolution are examined. The calculated global behavior compares well with the experimental results. The calculated shear-bands follow the patterns of self organization demonstrated in experiments, with a good quantitative agreement with the observed final spatial configuration. The calculations reveal a clear spacing between initiation sites at the inner surface of the cylinder. The evolving shear-bands, having a width of several mesh elements in which strength decreases to zero, develop outwards in spiral paths while maintaining an angle of 45 degrees to the radial direction. Interactions between shear-bands, either by direct contact or through relief waves, result in competitive growth, eventually leading to a typical distribution of lengths and spacing. The spacing at the initiation stage and at the matured developed stage is quantitatively compared with existing analytical models.

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