Pore-scale numerical modelling of large deformation behaviour of sintered porous metals under compression using computed microtomography

Michał Doroszko , Andrzej Seweryn


This work concerns the numerical modelling of the deformation process of porous sintered metals, considering the shape of pores on the mesoscopic scale based on microtomography. Sintered 316L steel with various porosity values was used. Limited microtomography device accuracy for porous metals studies results in a lack of fissure mapping and pores with smaller dimensions than the pixel size of the tomographic image. For this reason, two methods were used in this work to compensate for the influence of not mapping the geometric details of porous mesostructures onto the results of numerical calculations. Based on the microtomographic cross-sections obtained, three-dimensional geometric models mapping the shape of the porous structure of the studied materials were created. The models were used for numerical calculations of sintered steel compression behaviour using the finite element method. The modelling also considers self-contact of the porous structure and the effect of closing the pores during compression. As a result, macroscopic stress-strain curves for the studied porous structures and distributions of stress and strain in the deformed material were obtained. Based on the analysis of the numerical calculation results, the deformation process for porous sinters in the range of large plastic strain was described and the influence of porous structure deformation on the mesoscopic scale on the material behaviour in the macroscale was determined. The work also compares the results of tests obtained by three calculation models and points out the advantages and disadvantages of their application to numerical modelling of the deformation process of porous metals.
Author Michał Doroszko (FME / DMACS)
Michał Doroszko,,
- Department of Mechanics and Applied Computer Science
, Andrzej Seweryn (FME / DMACS)
Andrzej Seweryn,,
- Department of Mechanics and Applied Computer Science
Journal seriesMechanics of Materials, ISSN 0167-6636, e-ISSN 1872-7743, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.85
Article number103259
Keywords in EnglishFinite element method, X-ray computed microtomography, Sintered porous metals, Pore-scale modelling, Deformation behaviour
ASJC Classification2211 Mechanics of Materials; 2500 General Materials Science; 3105 Instrumentation
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 02-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.659; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.958 (2) - 2018=3.084 (5)
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