The mechanical anisotropy of FCC aluminium alloy is influenced by the polycrystalline orientations transformed by cold rolling. The relationship between mechanical anisotropy and evolution of crystallographic textures was established using the crystal plasticity finite element method (CPFEM) based on measured polycrystalline orientation density functions (ODFs) and used to determine the parameters of a phenomenological convex anisotropic yield function which are solved with an implicit finite element (FE) stress integration code. A multi-scale modelling system is generated by combining CPFEM and the phenomenological yield function enabling accurate simulations of forming operations without the need for conventional physical mechanical testing of the material.
- Anisotropic constitutive model
- Crystal plasticity
- Crystallographic texture
- Multi-scale modelling