Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

50, 2, pp. 589-607, Warsaw 2012

Simulation of ductile fracture of S235JR steel using computational cells with microstructurally-based length scales

Paweł Grzegorz Kossakowski
The paper presents results of a numerical modelling of ductile fracture and failure of elements made of S235JR steel subjected to static tension. The analysis was performed using the Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman (GTN) model, which takes into consideration the material structure. The GTN material parameters of S235JR steel were assumed basing on the results of its microstructural and strength properties. The aim of the research was to specify and test the procedure that enables one to perform engineering calculations of tensioned structural elements using the GTN material model. During numerical simulations, the mesh size-effect was analysed, basing on microstructurally-based length scales methods. The results show high sensivity of strength curves in the range from the maximum force to the failure depending on the method and mesh size applied.
Keywords: Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman model; voids; numerical calculations; S235JR steel