Experimental and FEA Investigation of Tensile Behaviour of High Strength Dual-Phase DP600 Steel 2005-01-0080
The application of high strength steels in tube hydroforming is being considered as one of the most effective ways to achieve the overall weight reduction without compromising the vehicle safety (crashworthiness). In this paper, the tensile behaviour of high strength dual-phase steel DP600 was investigated. The microstructure, mechanical performance and damage evolution was evaluated. A new finite element (FE) model based on crystal plasticity theory was developed to investigate large strain phenomena in multi-phase materials.