Product Code: ICAL09_503
Investigations on Interface Debonding of the Particle Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites in Laser Forming
Furong Liu, Beijing University of Technology; Beijing Peoples Republic of China
K.C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Hong Kong Hong Kong
C.Y. Tang, The Hong Kong Polytechni University; Hong Kong Hong Kong
J.M. Chen, Beijing University of Technology; Beijing Peoples Republic of China
Presented at ICALEO 2009
Laser forming is a promising technology to deform the work pieces by thermal stress caused by laser irradiations. Up to date, considerable investigations have been carried out to clarify the process, however, much attention has been focused on monolithic alloys and relatively less work has been done on the MMCs. In the present study, interface debonding of MMCs in laser forming was experimentally and numerically investigated. A microstructure integrated 3D FEM was developed to simulate the deformation behavior of MMCs in laser forming. And a periodic multi-particle cell model was firstly used to determine the damage evolution under uniaxial tensile loading, where the onset of damage was assumed to follow a maximum normal stress criterion. The damage evolution of the MMCs was subsequently coupled to the numerical model to calculate the deformation behavior of the composite in laser forming. It was found that the simulated results were in reasonable good agreement with the experimental data. And some significant findings were discussed in the paper.
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