Identification of plasticity model parameters of the heat-affected zone in resistance spot welded martensitic boron steel

Tom Eller, Lars Greve, Michael Andres, Miloslav Medricky, Timo Meinders, Ton van den Boogaard

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A material model is developed that predicts the plastic behavior of fully hardened 22MnB5 base material and the heat-affected zone (HAZ) material found around its corresponding resistance spot welds (RSWs). Main focus will be on an accurate representation of strain fields up to high strains, which is required for subsequent calibration of the fracture behavior of both base material and HAZ. The plastic be-havior of the base material is calibrated using standard tensile tests and notched tensile tests and an inverse FEM optimization algorithm. The plastic behavior of the HAZ material is characterized using a specially designed tensile specimen with a HAZ in the gage section. The exact location of the HAZ relative to the center of the RSW is determined using microhardness measurements, which are also used for mapping of the material properties into an FE-model of the specimen. With the parameters of the base material known, and by assuming a linear relation between the hardness and the plasticity model parameters of base material and HAZ, the unknown HAZ parameters are determined using inverse FEM optimization. A coupon specimen with HAZ is used to validate the model at hand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th Forming Technology Forum
Subtitle of host publicationwarm and hot forming
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
ISBN (Print)978-90-365-3734-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2014
Event7th Forming Technology Forum 2014 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 15 Sept 201416 Sept 2014


Conference7th Forming Technology Forum 2014


  • METIS-306321
  • IR-92446

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