Characterisation of material property variation across an inertia friction welded CrMoV steel component using the inverse analysis of nanoindentation data
Iracheta, Omar and Bennett, Chris and Sun, Wei (2016) Characterisation of material property variation across an inertia friction welded CrMoV steel component using the inverse analysis of nanoindentation data. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 107 . pp. 253-263. ISSN 0020-7403
In this study, a new application of the inverse analysis of the depth-sensing indentation technique based on the optimization theory has been satisfactorily demonstrated. The novel approach for determining the mechanical properties from experimental nanoindentation curves has been applied in order to generate the elastic–plastic stress–strain curves of three phases located across the joint of a like-to-like inertia friction weld of a CrMoV steel, i.e. the parent phase of tempered martensite and two child phases formed during the IFW process, martensite in the quenched and over-tempered condition. The inverse analysis carried out in this study consists of an optimization algorithm implemented in MATLAB, which compares an experimental nanoindentation curve with a predicted indentation curve generated by a 3D finite element model developed using the ABAQUS software; the optimization algorithm modifies the predicted curve by changing the material properties until the best fit to the experimental nanoindentation curve is found. The optimized parameters (mechanical properties) have been used to generate the stress–strain relationships in the elastic–plastic regime that can be used to simulate numerically the effects of the variation in material properties arising from phase transformations occurring across the joint during the IFW process of a CrMoV steel.
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