An evaluation of some recent yield criteria for industrial simulations of sheet forming processes
Journal article, 2008

The present paper deals with material modeling in connection with sheet metal forming analyses. One purpose of the report is to discuss the special needs and demands of industrial analysts. With this in mind, in particular, the demands put on the yield condition are analyzed. Two recent yield criteria for anisotropic metal sheets, in the literature denoted Yld2000 and BBC2000, respectively, are found to be very well suited for industrial use. They do both belong to a group of yield criteria called the ‘‘Hosford family’’. Practical issues with regard to these yield criteria, such as procedures for determining the parameters being part of the models, implementation issues, and numerical efficiency, are thoroughly discussed. A version of the above criteria, using a reduced set of parameters, is proposed, and is shown to offer a significantly reduced computing time at the cost of some loss of accuracy.

Plastic anisotropy

Plane stress

Sheet metal forming

Yield function


Kjell Mattiasson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

International Journal of Mechanical Sciences

0020-7403 (ISSN)

Vol. 50 774-787

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Other Materials Engineering

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