Study on Metal Sheet Ductile Fracture using Square Punch Test
This study introduces a new practical calibration approach of ductile fracture models by performing square punch tests on metal sheets. During square punch tests, ductile fracture occurs at either the corner of die or punch radius when applying different clamping loads and lubrication conditions. At the corner of die radius, in-plane pure shear is induced at the intersection between the side-walls and the flange by combined tension and compression. On the other hand, the material at the corner of the punch radius is under combined bending and biaxial tension. The material studied in this paper is advanced high strength steel (AHSS) DP780 from ArcelorMittal. Isotropic J2 plasticity model with mixed Swift-Voce hardening rule is calibrated from uniaxial tensile tests.