Table of Contents
Textures and Microstructures
Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 23-39

Application of Yield Loci Calculated From Texture Data

Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, de Croylaan 2, Leuven B-3030, Belgium

Received 2 February 1989

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The concept of the yield locus as a means of representing the plastic anisotropy of a textured material is remembered. It is shown how such yield loci can be used in a very general way, i.e. in full six-dimensional stress space. As an example of how such yield loci can actually be obtained, the series expansion method based on Taylor factors is explained. It is finally shown that these six-dimensional yield loci can be approximated by analytical expressions and under such form brought into finite element calculations of elasto-plastic forming processes.