CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF ALLOYS UNDER HIGH TEMPERATURE LOW-CYCLE AND THERMAL- MECHANICAL FATIGUE: A KEY ISSUE IN COMPONENT DESIGN [Keynote]
Fabien SzmytkaGrand Ballroom B
Dissipated plastic energy is a convenient and widely used criterion to assess the life of components experiencing high temperature low-cycle fatigue and thermal-mechanical fatigue. However, component design relies on efficient and accurate constitutive models. Elasto-viscoplastic models are enriched using dislocation density as an internal variable to account for recovery or overaging effects in precipitate strengthened alloys. Examples are shown for components made of cast iron, welded stainless steels and cast aluminum alloys.