Volume 13, Issue 1 (January 1985)
Analysis of Hot Tension Test Data To Obtain Stress-Strain Curves to High Strains
High strain rate hot tension tests have been carried out on AISI 1020 (Unified Numbering System [UNS] G10200) steel using a Gleeble® testing machine. Tests have been terminated at a series of strains and the specimen geometries measured. From these measurements, local areas, strains, and strain rates are derived and are used to obtain the local true stress-true strain curves. These are corrected for the change in strain rate with strain using an equation of state. The corrected curves are in good agreement with published curves on similar steels determined by compression or torsion testing. Under the present testing conditions, the maximum strain to which correction can be applied is ∼ 1.5. This is imposed by the onset of rapid local deformation heating. Up to this strain, no stress correction of the Bridgmann type for necking appears to be necessary.