Influence of Cut Out Way on the Elastic-Plastic Behavior of AL-Cu Alloy

Abstract

The influence of cut out way on the elastic-plastic behavior of AL-Cu alloy was studied in the present work experimentally and numerically using finite element method with aid of ANSYS-11 software. Central circular hole were introduced in (ASTM B 557-02a) tension specimens of alloy using drill and punch at cold and warm working conditions with (3.5, 4.25 and 6) mm diameters. Based on the results from experimental tension tests, as the hole diameter increases the mechanical properties of the alloy decreases. Tensile strength and yield stress with using bunch are less than that of using drill by 4% and 6% at cold condition, while at warm working condition by 34% and 42% respectively. But the elongation at maximum tensile strength of using punch is greater than that of using drill at cold working condition and vice versa at warm working condition. The fractures with using punch happen faster than that of using drill at lower strain rate. The apparent stress concentration factor ranged from 1.19 to 2.9 with using drill, and from 1.25 to 3.39 with using punch. The numerical results present the von Mises Stress distribution to identify the location that possiblyinitializes the fracture, and to estimate the stress concentration factor in which ranged from 2.13 to 2.39 and have reasonable agreement results with literatures.