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dc.contributor.authorWowk, Dianeen
dc.date2008-09-23 20:11:30.829
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-27T18:42:31Z
dc.date.available2008-09-27T18:42:31Z
dc.date.issued2008-09-27T18:42:31Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/1504
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, Mechanical and Materials Engineering) -- Queen's University, 2008-09-23 20:11:30.829en
dc.description.abstractWith the focus of the automotive industry on decreasing vehicle weight and improving fuel efficiency, aluminum is being used for structural components in automobiles. Given the high strain rates associated with vehicle impact, it is necessary to understand the rate sensitivity of any potential alloy (eg. AA5754) in order to accurately predict deformation behaviour. Furthermore, the magnitude and strain path associated with the residual strains remaining after forming of the component also play a major role in how the material will behave. It has been found that AA5754 sheet exhibits negative rate sensitivity up to a strain rate of 0.1/s, and positive strain rate sensitivity at strain rates between 0.1/s and 1500/s. Increasing the strain rate also has the effect of increasing the yield stress as well as the ductility. When a strain path change is involved between the prestrain stage and subsequent uniaxial loading, it has the effect of reducing the rate sensitivity of the material as well as reducing the overall flow stress. A rate-sensitive adaptation of the Voce material model was successfully implemented in LS-DYNA and used to predict the response of AA5754 sheet in bending for applied strain rates of 0.001/s and 0.1/s.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectStrain rate sensitivityen
dc.subjectPrestrainen
dc.subjectAA5754en
dc.titleEffects of Prestrain on the Strain Rate Sensitivity of AA5754 Sheeten
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dc.description.degreePhDen
dc.contributor.supervisorPilkey, A. Keithen
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Materials Engineeringen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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